This is a recipe that has been in my family for many years. It is a very simple recipe. Everyone loves it and it is can be made in the oven or a crock pot; so we bring it to potlucks a lot! Always a hit!
Brown the bacon & let it cool. Some of the bacon grease may be saved and added in with the hamburger if you choose too.
Cut or break the bacon into bite size pieces.
While bacon is cooling brown the hamburger with the chopped onion and pepper, then drain of the grease if needed.
Add the bacon (and bacon grease if you choose to) to the hamburger.
Mix together the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, vinegar and salt.
Stir this in to the hamburger/bacon mixture.
Stir in all the cans of beans.
Bake in large baking dish in 350 degree oven for 1 hour or in your crock pot on high about 3-4 hours.
A few hints for everyone. Any leftovers may be frozen, so you may enjoy at a later time without the prep work. You may also use your own favorite beans instead of those suggested in the recipe -- lima beans, pork and beans, red beans, northern beans, etc. Sometimes, depending on how many people I am serving, I will use 1 1/2 lbs. of hamburger and an extra can or 2 of beans and it is always just as good.