Growing up I was not a huge fan of baked beans, until my mam brought this dish to a family function. One taste and I was immediately in love. Actually, they are the only baked beans that I will eat till this day. Texture has always played a role for me when eating. For some that might sound weird , but I can not eat certain foods like shrimp or clams. Not because of the taste, but because of the texture. With the mix of different beans, hamburger and bacon, this dish has a great balance of texture and taste. It is very simple to throw together, and comes out nicely in the crock pot.
Mam's Baked Beans
1 lb hamburger, cooked
1 lb bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces, cooked until crispy
2 tbsp bacon drippings
1 medium onion, chopped
1-15 oz can butter beans, drained & rinsed
1-15 oz can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1-15 oz can great norther beans, drained & rinsed
1-31 oz can Bush's original baked beans (do not drain)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp dry mustard
Mix all ingredients together in crock pot. Cook on high for 2 hours.
Simple and delicious!