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This recipe makes a huge batch. It's great for holidays or potluck dinners. The recipe is the original recipe as I received it but I have noted the changes/alterations


2 large cans Bush’s Bold and Spicy Beans
2 large cans Bush’s Homestyle Beans
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
½ lb. bacon, chopped and cooked but not crisp
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
½ regular size bottle ketchup
1 regular size bottle Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce
½ cup brown sugar
1-2 jalapeno peppers, sliced

Brown ground beef with onion, garlic, and green pepper; drain. Mix all ingredients in large roaster pan (or two 9x13 pans). Bake uncovered at 350F for 1 hour.
I do not use green pepper (unless I have it in house).
I use store brand beans home-style or country-style when
I use store brand BBQ sauce (honey-BBQ flavor)... but you can use a hickory flavor too... it's all about personal taste.
I usually add 1 additional can of ‘homestyle’ beans.
I have used 5 cans (instead of 2 large cans) Bush’s Medium Sauce Chili Beans when they were on sale for 64 cents a can!!
I do not use clove garlic. I generously season meat when browning and when mixing all the ingredients in pan(s) with Adobo seasoning (it’s a garlic-salt product found in Hispanic aisle at the grocery store) and ground black pepper.
I have used white sugar rather than brown sugar ... either is OK but I do think that brown sugar gives a better flavor!!

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WOW this sounds GGGOOODDD!!!

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~What is a "large can" in ounces? 16, 29, 55, 117? How many would you say this served? Two 9X13's so I'm thinking 20? Hope so because I see almost $20 in sale priced ingredients there. :O
I make something similar with this recipe: The Best Baked Beans Ever | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond I usually just use rendered bacon fat that I've saved in the fridge and skip adding actual meat to make the dish cheaper.~
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