Great side dish for a BBQ (like we just had today!). And of course, anything with bacon captures my heart 🙂 Makes enough for a crowd! I doubled this recipe recently, and would probably do a little *less* bacon next time (GASP!). But even with 20 people, I had tons of leftovers for a week. I’ll stick with a single batch next time, and when it’s gone — it’s gone!
1 large can (28oz) Bush baked beans (or 2 regular 16oz cans)
1 small can butter beans
1 small can kidney beans
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tblsp. vinegar
3 Tblsp. hickory smoke flavor (“Liquid Smoke”)
1 lb. bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces and fried
1 lb. ground beef, cooked & drained
1/2 cup onion, diced and browned
- Cook bacon on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Broil until crisp. Dry on paper towels (Or fry bacon in a pan and drain grease. I just find the cookie sheet method less messy and faster).
- Cook onion & ground beef together. Drain grease.
- Add all ingredients together and
a) bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes OR
b) combine all in a crockpot, put on low, and cook for 2-3 hours.
Source: Debbie Van Dusen