Saturday, September 18, 2010

Famous Dave's Baked Wilbur Beans

My husband enjoys eating at Famous Daves. He went out on the internet and brought me home this recipe for Famous Daves Baked Wilbur Beans.
As you can see, the recipe came on this torn piece of paper. (I will print the recipe at the end of this post.)
This week I was preparing them for a family get-together. I did some pre-chopping so they would be easy to throw together. The bags contain chopped onion, sausage, jalapeno and bacon.

First I cooked the bacon. Love the smell of bacon cooking! When it's crispy, remove from grease and remove most of the grease from the pan.

Add onions, bell pepper & jalapeno and saute. The recipe said to cook the sausage on the grill and chop but I did it backwards and had it pre-chopped so when the onion mixture was about done, I added the sausage to it and sauteed a little more.

Dump in the cans of beans, the bbq sauce and add back in the bacon. Mmm mmm good. Now I ended up adding in a little brown sugar too. Recipe didn't call for that but I kind of like my beans sweet.

Famous Dave's Baked Wilbur Beans
8 oz. thick hickory smoked bacon
1 beef strip steak
1 teaspoon Famous Dave's steak seasoning
8 oz. smoked link sausage
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon diced jalapeno
1 (28 ounce) cans Bush's Baked Beans
1 (20 ounce) bottle Famous Dave's Barbecue Sauce
Fry bacon in a skillet until crisp, drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Crumble bacon. Sprinkle steak with seasoning. Grill over high heat until medium, cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Grill sausage until nicely done. Slice the sausage lengthwise into halves then slice into quarters then cut quarters into cubes. Saute onions, green pepper and jalapeno in reserved bacon drippings in a skillet until tender. Stir in bacon, steak, sausage, beans and bbq sauce. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring sccasionally. The flavor is enhanced if stored covered in the fridge for 8-10 hours and reheated just before serving.


Kristi said...

mmmm. can almost smell those beans cooking.

katlupe said...

Love the recipe! I am saving it to try. I just canned all those beans you know.

Bec said...

Those are the best beans ever. And I don't normally like baked beans. Were you really trying to say you weren't that wonderful? You are! It was wonderful seeing you Saturday.

Marlene said...

Becky, we've done these beans at home on a smaller scale for a family meal. The main things for flavor are the bacon, onions, jalapeno and my little bit of brown sugar. Also, it works with other brands of bbq sauce. I just use whatever I have on hand. :)