8 to 10 servings
This is a great Fall dish...wonderful to serve after a football game for friends.
P. S....The kids will also like it.
In a large heavy saucepan or small Dutch oven, sauté ground beef, onion, and bacon over moderate heat until ground beef and bacon are browned, stirring mixture frequently. Drain off any fat from pan. Add remaining ingredients, except bread, mixing well. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour to develop flavors. To serve, ladle bean mixture into bowls or mugs, garnish as desired, and accompany with slices of hot garlic-buttered French or Italian or multi-grain bread.
Note: For 4 servings, use 12 ounces ground beef or chicken or turkey, ½ onion, 2 strips bacon,
8 ounces of each bean variety, 6 tablespoons each brown sugar and molasses, 2 tablespoons each barbecue sauce and chili sauce, ½ tablespoon mustard, ¼ teaspoon chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Prepare as previously directed and cook for 40 to 45 minutes.