This recipe was passed to me through a very near and dear friend. Now I bring it to all my family & friends gatherings. Always gets rave reviews.
lean bacon, uncooked,--diced
28oz bush baked beans
15oz dark kidney beans drained
15oz butter beans drained
light brown sugar, firmly packed
apple cider vinegar
liquid smoke flavoring
salt and pepper to taste
lean ground beef
1In a 6qt pot or large skillet, brown together the bacon and onions until bacon is crispy and onions are soft. Careful don't to burn either as it will alter the taste of your beans. Add ground beef and jalapeno peppers also if desired. Drain off drippings,
2Either in the 6qt pot or a slow cooker,(your choice depends on your preference) Combine the cooked bacon & onion with all the remaining ingredients, stir well to blend all the flavors together.
3If using a pot on top of the stove heat thoroughly on very low heat (about 30-35 minutes)keep covered and stir to blend flavors at least 2-3 times while heating. Add your salt and pepper as needed when stirring together.
If time permits use a slow cooker, combine everything together and heat on low setting for 6 hours. Turn off let rest 15 minutes and then your ready to enjoy.