Pennsylvania Bacon Baked Butter Beans

OK, before you discover on your own that a butter bean looks and tastes a LOT like a lima bean and start running for the door, please know that before I tried this, I too was a lima hater. This is a recipe I got from my Mother-in-law, a born and raised PA-Dutch cook. She makes this with limas and it has that classic sweet and sour element Pennsylvania-Dutch food is known for....and bacon. If bacon can make liver and onions taste great, just imagine what it can do in a mixture of tomato sauce, bacon fat and brown sugar! This dish will forever change the way you look at the lowly butter/lima bean.