RECIPE FROM "THE
3 lbs. ground beef
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules
2/3 cup boiling water
2 cans (28 oz. each) baked beans with molasses
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup prepared mustard
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/ lb. sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled (can substitute bottled REAL bacon bits)
In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef, onions and celery until meat is no longer pink, and veggies are tender; then drain ground beef.
Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; stir into beef mixture.
Add the beans, ketchup, mustard, garlic, salt and papper; mix well.
Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until bubbly
Remove from heat and stir. Top with bacon bits
YIELD: 12 servings