Yield: 8-10 servings
2 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
2 cans (28 oz. each) baked beans
⅔ cup brown sugar
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup molasses
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. pepper
½ cup barbecue sauce
¼ cup mustard
1 tsp. salt
1-2 tsp. pepper sauce (such as Tabasco, optional)
1 lb. bacon, fried and drained (optional)
Brown and crumble the ground beef in a skillet with the onion and jalapenos. Drain if necessary. Combine the beef mixture with the remaining ingredients. Put the mixture in a large casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until heated through and saucy.
*Alternately, you could cook the beef with the onions and jalapenos, draining if necessary. Then combine all ingredients in a slow cooker coated with cooking spray and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
*If you prefer a less saucy dish, drain most of the liquid off the beans and proceed as directed.