UPDATE: MADE THIS TO TAKE TO MY NEIGHBOR'S COOKOUT. MY BEANS HATING HUSBAND COMMENTED THAT HE WOULD GLADLY HAVE THESE AGAIN - WHOA! THIS TIME I ADDED 1/4 TSP. GARLIC POWDER / 1/2 TSP. CHILI POWDER (BECAUSE MY GROCER ONLY HAD MILD CHILI BEANS THIS TIME AROUND). I ALSO DID NOT DRAIN THE GREASE FROM MY (LEAN) BEEF AND I THINK THIS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. MK This was pretty good, however.... THIS IS NOT CHILI! Think of this as a side dish you’d take to a cookout / BBQ to serve alongside grilled meats. My fiance & I BBQ'd for friends yesterday. This was the perfect complement to our grilled sausages, pub burgers, corn on the cobb, pasta salad and apple pie. Not withstanding the temptation to “change things up a bit,” I too made some (slight) modifications. My fiance doesn’t care for beans (especially sweet bean dishes), but will eat them on occasion. To please his palate, I added a 16 oz. can of chili beans (medium heat) IN ADDITION TO my 15 oz. can of pork n’ beans. Since I thought 1.5 lbs. of ground beef was too much, I only used 1 lb. worth (my grocer only sells 1 lb. pkg. of beef, so that was another reason to cut some of it). My last change was to substitute a sm. yellow onion for the green pepper called for (didn't have the latter). I ended up adding about 1/4 c. of brown sugar to my beans to give them a very slight sweet taste (but not so much so that my hubs would turn up his nose lol!). Thanks for sharing, DKUENSCH! This will become a staple potluck dish for sure! :-)
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UPDATE: MADE THIS TO TAKE TO MY NEIGHBOR'S COOKOUT. MY BEANS HATING HUSBAND COMMENTED THAT HE...