1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
8 bacon strips, chopped
1 can pinto beans, do not drain
1 can butter beans, rinsed and drained, reserving 1/4 cup liquid
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp molasses
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Brown ground beef, onion, and bacon in medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in the beans and liquid; set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the ketchup, molasses, and mustard; mix in the sugars. Stir the ketchup mixture into the beef mixture and mix well. Transfer to the slow cooker or crockpot. Place lid on cooker and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or until heated through.
Serves 6 to 8.