Prep 1 hr
Cook 4 hrs
Great beef and bean dish for the crock-pot. Goes over well at potluck parties. The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add a nice background flavor. I found this recipe in one of the many crock-pot cookbooks my husband has. A tip for using chipotle peppers in adobo sauce: open the can, de-seed the peppers and put them, and the sauce, in a food processor. Process and store in the refrigerator for easy use in any dish you'd like.
- 1 lb bacon, browned crisp and crumbled
- 1 lb hamburger, browned
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 5 -6 cans of assorted 15 oz beans (kidney, navy, pinto, garbanzo, lima, black, butter, etc)
- 3 -4 chopped chipotle chiles in adobo (or 3-4 Tbsp of the processed adobo sauce from the tip in the recipe description above)
- 2⁄3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons vinegar (any flavor)
- 2 cups catsup
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- salt and pepper (optional)
- Fry hamburger, onion, and garlic until cooked. Drain off grease. Add cooked and crumbled bacon.
- Empty cans of drained and rinsed beans into crock pot. Add meat mixture. Add sauce. Stir. Heat on low for 4 hours. Can also be made on the stove top and simmered to boiling. Serve with bread or rolls.
- This is great re-heated and great for taking to work for lunches.
This was excellent-all the guys loved it. It's a great filling side dish or lunch meal. I hope more people try this recipe so that it gets the good marks it deserves.