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