Settler Beans, Calico Beans, Cowboy Beans, Hobo Beans, Bean Beans the magical fruit the more you eat the more you....You get the idea...As much as I want to take credit for this recipe, I can't, it is one that my Mother gave to me that I imagine she acquired over the years. Who's Wilma? no idea...but boy can she make a mean batch of beans!
Now if you are looking for a healthy side dish, please just hit the back arrow in the top left corner (if you are using Chrome) because you have definitely made a wrong turn. This is one of the comfort foods that you make a huge batch of for a family get together, then everybody raves about them afterwards and ask for the recipe. My idea of the perfect venue for these beans is 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Tailgates.
Of course I wasn't doing any of those things, we had a baptism! Which is pretty much on the complete opposite side of the party spectrum for those events. But, hey, it was a family get together, the weather was beautiful, and we had a great little barbecue with family to celebrate the occasion. It's also worth noting that this recipe is EXTREMELY simple, makes a ton, and is just perfect for a party!
Wilmas Old Settler Beans
Prep time: 30m | Cook time: 3hrs+ | Total time: 3.5hrs+ | Yield: 8-12 servings
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 1 lbs chopped bacon
- 2 small onion, diced
- 2 cans dark kidney beans, drained
- 2 cans pork and beans
- 2 cans butter beans, drained
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/4 cup molasses
- Add the diced bacon to a large saute pan over medium heat. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, reserve bacon fat for another use. In the same pan, brown the ground beef and diced onion.
- Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on low for at least 3 hours, stirring on oaccasion. Serve immediately or keep on warm.