This is one of my favorite recipes to take to a potluck. Easy to put together and everyone seems to like it.
1 pound lean ground beef
6 slices bacon, diced
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cans (approx 16 ounces each) baked beans, drain but reserve liquid*
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained
1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans, drained
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tsp mustard
- *Drain the juice in the baked beans and reserve to use as needed to thin mixture throughout cooking.
- Brown ground beef with bacon and onion.
- Put all ingredients in slow cooker.
- Cover and cook 4 - 6 hours
You can use lima beans in place of the great northern beans.
I like to use more onion. At least 3/4 cup.