Kraft brings us this very tasty pot-luck bean casserole. Meaty, smokey and a little sweet, it's the kind of dish you could serve on the side or even as a main course with a big helping of cole slaw. Saute the beef and onions, drain off any excess grease, add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer until hot and bubbly. I browned the beef over a full spread of briquettes then left about 10 coals in a ring around the bottom with 18 on the lid. If you let the beans sit for a while they'll thicken and soak up some of the flavorful juices. A good hot dog topping, you could also serve them in a bun like a Sloppy Joe.
Block Party Barbecued Baked Beans
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 16 oz can pork and beans
1 15 1/2 oz can mild chili beans
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tblsp mustard
Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
Brown beef and onion over a full compliment of coals, drain off excess fat.
Move bottom coals to a ring around base of oven.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cover and cook with enough coals on lid to keep beans at a steady simmer.
Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring halfway, until bubbling and heated through.
Allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 6 one cup servings.
|Brown beef and onion over a full compliment of coals