Don Juan Beans
Submitted by: themmerle Serves 12
When my mother began dating after being divorced for 18 years, her new "boyfriend" introduced us to what has become a family traditional recipe. They had previously been called "Marsha's Beans" in honor of his ex-wife, but my Aunt renamed them in his honor. We serve them at almost every family gathering and they are a hit! They are great with something as simple as hamburgers or a great addition to any type of ham or pork, grilled chicken etc.
1 lb hot seasoned sausage (ground)
1 large onion, chopped
2 31-oz. cans of pork and beans
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp of powdered ginger
1 tsp of dry mustard
1/4 cup of hot water
Brown sausage in a skillet, chopping to break it up as it cooks. Drain. Add sausage, onions, beans and sugar to a large baking dish or crock pot. Dissolve ginger and hot mustard in the hot water and stir into mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or heat mixture in crock pot until hot and bubbly.