BAKED "WILBUR" BEANS by "Famous Dave" Anderson
Courtesy Famous Dave's Backroads and Sidestreets
8 Ounces thick-sliced hickory-smoked bacon
1 (8 ounce) strip steak
Famous Dave's Steak seasoning to taste
1 (8 ounce) twice-smoked sausage link
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 Tablespoon diced jalapeño
2 (28 ounce) cans Bush's Baked Beans
20 ounces Famous Dave's Rich N Sassy BBQ Sauce
Fry bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Crumble the bacon. Sprinkle steak with steak seasoning. Grill over hot coals until medium. Cut into ½-inch cubes. Grill sausage until nice and charred. Slice the sausage lengthwise into halves; slice into quarters. Cut the quarters into ½-inch cubes. Sauté onion, green pepper and jalapeño in reserved bacon drippings in a skillet just until onion is tender-crisp. Stir in bacon, steak, sausage, beans and sauce. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The flavor is enhanced if stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours and reheated just before serving. Yield 12 to 15 servings.