Recipe by eveningtech
My friend Tracey made this dish for a church function and I fell right in love with it. I have made a few changes since I don't like liquidy stews but I will leave that option up to you. It is warming, filling, and good for raising your HDL levels...if you leave out the bacon. Kids will love it!
Top Review by Spgty21
This was really good! The only thing I did different was that I didn't use a crockpot, vinegar, baked beans or bacon when making it. I used brown mustard and cut back on the brown sugar too, but it came out perfect anyway. Thanks for the recipe! <3
- 1 lb ground beef (low fat works well)
- 1 lb bacon (maple flavored is best)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 1 (16 ounce) can baked beans (maple flavored is best)
- 1 (8 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
- 1 (8 ounce) can light kidney beans
- 1 (8 ounce) can butter beans
- 1 cup brown sugar (dark brown is best)
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄3 cup yellow mustard (optional)
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- salt (to taste) or pepper (to taste) or garlic powder (to taste)
- cooked rice
Directions See How It's Made
- Brown the hamburger in a skillet, drain it, and rinse it with water (i use paper towels over a noodle strainer).
- Chop with the onion into the size you like.
- Brown the bacon until crispy with the onion.
- Drain bacon/onion mixture or pat with paper towels.
- Combine the hamburger and bacon mixture into a large crock pot.
- Add your beans (bean liquid optional depending on how liquidy you like your stews).
- There is no exact science for the last few ingredients. Each condiment can ruin the beans if overused. So, grab a spoon and start tasting but the amounts listed work just fine if you don't like to brave cold bean stuff.
- Stirring occasionally with the crock pot on a medium setting, let the bean mixture simmer in the crock pot for an hour or so until heated throughly. If you find it getting too thick, add some water.
- I like to serve it over hot brown rice which stretches the amount of serving but it can be eaten as just a soup/stew with crackers.