So, I had not eaten this baked bean deal for years and years until one day about 4 years ago when I suddenly, and inexplicably, remembered it and I whipped it up. Funny thing? I do not remember liking it as a child. Suddenly, it is now one of my 'go to' dishes - ESPECIALLY CAMPING! During my camping trips over the next 3 years, this became the traditional first night's meal (and a side dish for lunch the next day) - no matter how late we arrived. Order of business? Get there, back vehicle in, set up tent, beds, chairs, clean off picnic table, cover with red check tablecloth, set up camp stove, cook....
- 1 can baked beans of your liking
- 1/2 - 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 pound ground beef, cooked well
- or ground turkey
- salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Fry up a few strips of bacon and break into the pot
After dicing the onion while the ground meat is frying up, open a can of baked beans (I use Bush's Best Baked Beans because they are here in TN - buy local they say...), pour them into a pot, add the diced onion and the already cooked ground meat. If you want the bacon in it, fry that and crumble in. Again, I like bacon cooked just to 'firm' as I am not into 'hard as a rock' nor do I approve of 'squishy'.
Heat the ingredients together over medium (or lower heat) stirring occasionally. Just do not let it stick or burn - because it will taste horrid if it burns....
Add salt and/or pepper to taste (your taste), heat a little more and serve up in bowls. I suppose you could serve it WITH something else to make a well balanced meal, but... Well, I did not...
If all else fails, follow clean up with an adult beverage.