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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dad's Baked Beans With Sausage

We've hosted a lot of family parties this summer and that usually means breaking out the old bbq. Who wants to cook for 25 people in 100 degree weather?

We usually have your pretty typical bbq food. Hamburgers, kebabs, ribs, etc.  and all the standard side dishes including potato salad, corn on the cob, and baked beans.  My Father in law brought some baked beans he'd been telling us about. Normally, I'll have a small serving of beans and be perfectly content. But these beans? Oh no. One bite and I was already eying the bowl to make sure there were more. I think I actually had thirds. Something about the sweet and smoky beans paired with sausage takes them up a notch. My father in law is now permanently assigned to bring the baked beans.

*The key with these beans is to let them simmer for awhile and let the flavors develop. *

Baked Beans with Sausage

*Plan ahead. These beans need to simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours.*

1 package jimmy dean sausage (just the regular kind in a tube)

1 diced onion

½ cup brown sugar (or more to taste)

2 tsp. mustard

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. bbq sauce

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. molasses

5 or 6   15 oz. cans pork and beans, drained

 Dice onion and cook with sausage until crisp. Drain. Add all other ingredients. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally  (at least 1 1/2-2 hours) to allow flavors to develop.

Posted by: Sallie
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