The great debate for our family does not revolve around how you say tomato, potato or sauna - it's whether you have your baked beans cold or hot. My family has always had them straight out of the can, there was no heating them up involved. When I married into Josh's family, they make theirs hot. Luckily they are nice enough to me that they usually scoop out a bunch before they throw them on the burner and I try to be nice enough to their son that I throw a few in the pot to heat up when we have them at our house. This is a recipe that has been brought to the Polman gatherings for as long as I can remember and of course it features the cold version! It's also a great camping recipe since you can just make them up ahead of time and throw them in the cooler for the weekend.
Spicy Cold Beans
(an old family recipe - meaning I don't know where it actually came from!)
32 ounce can baked beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon onion (I use dry, minced - you know me, I'm not about to just chop a teaspoon of onion! :)
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Combine all ingredients and stir. Serve cold.