Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer Barbecue in a Bowl

For me, Memorial Day always marks the official beginning of grilling season, and local weather looks favorable for doing just that. But with new construction of a covered deck and attached open area for grilling underway, firing up the grill is an impossibility. So, what's a person to do?

I thought about all of the things I love about cookouts - barbecued ribs, grilled sausages, baked beans, and deviled eggs. Then I thought about putting everything together in the crockpot to yield a complete summer barbecue in a bowl, hence the name of this flavorful dish. It's easy and versatile. Use your favorite baked beans (I like
KC Masterpiece Seasoned with Smoked Pork Baked Beans
to give me the taste of ribs), your favorite sausage, and your own special recipe for deviled eggs to use as a topper. Delicious, easy, great fun, and the taste of summer in one bowl. The family will love it!
Summer Barbecue in a Bowl

1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 24-ounce can KC Masterpiece Seasoned with Smoked Pork 
Baked Beans
1 onion, diced
3/4 cups ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1 14-ounce can chicken broth
6 slices bacon, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
1 pound Kielbasa or the sausage of your choice, cut into bite-size rounds

Place all of the ingredients EXCEPT the sausage into the slow cooker and stir gently to combine. Scatter slices of sausage on top, cover with lid, and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Gently stir in the kielbasa before ladling into bowls for serving. Top with a deviled egg.
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Lazy Gastronome said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Linda said...

What a smart idea!

Alexa-asimplelife said...

Oh my...that looks so delicious...great also for cold weather. I'd have that NOW here in Sydney, Australia where it is Winter.

Alexa-simplelife visiting via the. Blog hop...many thanks