I love it when I see these on the table at a carry-in or barbecue. They are so good and super easy to make. I remember the first time I made these with my mom for our family reunion in Kentucky. The good thing about this recipe is that you can adjust it to taste really easily. Every time I make it, I make it a little bit differently.
Start by browning 3/4 pounds of diced bacon.
Once browned, remove bacon to paper towel, saving a couple of tablespoons of bacon fat in the skillet.
Add about 1/2 a large diced onion to the skillet and cook over medium heat until onions become translucent.
Remove onions from the skillet to drain on paper towel.
Cook 3/4 pound ground beef until brown. Drain in strainer and set aside.
In a crock pot, add the following:
1 16 oz. can pork 'n beans, undrained
1 16 oz. can butter beans, drained
1 16 oz. can kidney beans, drained
1 16 oz. can pinto beans, drained
On top of the beans, add
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 t. chili powder
1 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
Stir in the cooked bacon, onion, and ground beef and cook on low for 2 hours stirring occassionally.
Goes well as a side dish with just about anything grilled. Bon Appetit!