Lord Honey, ever'one knows that baked beans are a staple for cookout season. Well let me tell y'all, I've got the perfect bean recipe that'll have y'all ready for your next cookout, and the best part is--you don't have to turn that hot oven on. My "Crowd-Pleasin' Skillet Beans" are cooked on the stove-top or you can stay outta the kitchen altogether and cook 'em on the grill--just remember to keep 'em in the skillet--or y'all will have a mess on your hands.
Crowd-Pleasin’ Skillet Beans
Jason Smith, FNS southerncountrybling.com
3-strips bacon, diced
½-pound breakfast sausage (mild--hot, your choice)
1-medium onion, diced
1-can 15 ounce black beans or great northern beans, drained
1-can 15.5 ounce pinto beans, drained
1-can 16 ounce pork-n-beans, drained
¼-cup molasses or brown sugar or honey
½-cup apple sauce
1-TBSP yellow prepared mustard
2-TBSP steak sauce
3-TBSP worechestershire sauce
1-tsp onion powder
1-tsp garlic powder
1-tsp black pepper
1-tsp chili powder
· In a skillet place the diced bacon and sausage and cook over medium heat until done, making sure to scramble up the sausage.
· Add the onion and cook for 5-8 min, just until onion is tender.
· Pour in the beans in and stir, let cook for 5 mins.
· Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine, cook on low for 20-25 mins.
Tip: Make sure to use a variety types of beans to make it interesting.