One of the girls at work was heating these beans up in the break room at work, and it smelled so good. It smelled alot like chili. I asked her what she was eating that night, and she said ol settlers beans. I had never heard of them. She said it was a combo of ground beef/pork, beans, in a sweet sauce. I thought it would be something my family would like, so I asked her for the recipe. We both liked this recipe. My husband said it tasted like baked beans. It is alot like baked beans, but a little heartier with the addition of the meat. I will be making this again.
Ol Settlers Beans
Source: Dee, original source unknown
2 pounds ground beef or 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound of breakfast sausage
1 can pork and beans, kidney beans, and butter beans
1/3 cup of bbq sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp to 3 tsp chili powder; depending on your taste
1 small onion, chopped (optional) I used 1 tsp onion powder
**Dee said to adjust the bbq sauce/sugar/ketchup to taste
Brown meat and onion; drain grease. Transfer to a crockpot, and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Cook on low until ready to serve (I let mine cook 4 hours).