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Dutch Oven Delight

 Much like chili or gumbo. This dish carries many similarities. It is a hardy two or three meat dish with several varieties of beans, seasonings and some optional ingredients. It doesn't take long to prepare, cooks in an hour and is just as good the next day.

1 lb. bacon

1 lb. ground beef

1 lb. pork sausage (optional)

1 Diced onion

1-2 Green Bell Peppers diced (optional)

1-2 Jalapenos diced (Optional)

1/3 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup ketchup

1 or 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard

1 teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 or 2 celery stalks, diced (optional)

16 oz. can pork and beans with sauce

16 oz. can Kidney beans, rinsed and drained

16 oz. can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained

16 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (Optional)


Cut bacon into 1 inch strips. Brown bacon and ground beef in the Dutch oven. Add diced onions half way through browning of meat. Add bell peppers or jalapenos if desired. Drain all grease when the meat is cooked and onions are translucent.

Add all other ingredients and combine. Stir thoroughly, cover with lid.


Place on top of 6-8 coals and place 15 coals on top of lid.


Check in 45-60 minutes. Add liquid, if needed, water or tomato juice works fine) Salt to taste and serve.

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