Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brown Sugar Beans & Meat

My favorite bean recipe! Great for BBQs, potlucks and picnics!

3-4 cups dried beans of choice or 1 can lima beans, 1 can kidney beans & 1 can pork & beans
*if using dried beans you will also need 1 cup beef or bone broth
1 onion - chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP dry mustard
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb bacon - chopped into smallish chunks
salt and pepper to taste

Start by boiling dried beans to specifications. Rinse, drain and place in 4 quart or larger crock pot. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook bacon (until almost crispy) and brown beef. Drain and add both to crock pot. Saute onion until tender and add to crock pot along with broth, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
Stir until combined and cook on low 1-2 hours.

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