No one at the barbecue or potluck will believe it when you confess the secret ingredient in these sweet-and-savory baked beans. In addition to rhubarb, powdered ginger and bacon add big-time flavor.
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove with slotted spoon. In reserved drippings, cook rhubarb and onion about 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in salt and ginger; cook 1 minute more.
Stir in beans, tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard and cooked bacon. Transfer to a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes more or until surface loses wet appearance.