I made this for lunch today. Dad said that this would be a great dish for a 4th of July dinner. It has a great barbecue flavor--not overwhelming, but festive and balanced. Alyssa and Valerie were able to enjoy the lunch with us and they loved it, too! We served it with cornbread and honey butter for a perfect summer meal. This would be great to make in a Dutch Oven as well!
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 cup honey barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 pound fully cooked bratwurst, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (16 oz.) pork and beans
1 can (15 1/4 oz.) lima beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz.) chili beans
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Add cooked beef, bacon, and bratwurst. Stir in the beans. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until heated through.
Yield: 10-12 servings.