Conecuh sausage baked beans for a crowd makes hearty, savory, flavorful baked beans that will feed up to 30 people.
When feeding a crowd of hungry folks, nothing beats a barbecue. Whether grilling burgers and hot dogs or serving pulled pork or brisket, baked beans are a must. They are yummy and filling and go a long way in keeping folks satisfied.
The Conecuh sausage in these beans add huge hearty flavor, but other meats can also yield great results. Hot crumbled sausage, ground beef or ground Italian sausage would also make great beans.
This recipe makes enough beans to feed 25-30. You can adjust cooking time so that the beans can stay in the oven on low (250 degrees) all day or at a higher temp (400 degrees) for a few hours.
I used an extra large aluminum pan (read the many uses of these pans in this previous post) and just added ingredients to the pan as I prepped. There is no need to dirty any other bowls while making this, so clean up is a snap.
These beans will be moist after removing from oven and retain some of the liquid. As
they sit (or if left in the oven to keep warm), the liquid will absorb and beans will be drier. Either tastes great–moist or dry–so just adjust according to your preference.
- 4 (28 oz) cans Bush's Baked Beans Original (drained)
- 2 cans pinto beans (drained)
- 2 cans light red kidney beans (drained)
- 2 cans black beans (drained)
- 1 lb. Conecuh sausage, diced (Cajun or smoked)
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 cup your favorite barbecue sauce (I use Bob Gibsons)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire
- salt & pepper to taste
- Heat sausage in skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown. Remove sausage; put into serving pan.
- SautÃ© onion and pepper in sausage fat until translucent. Put into pan with sausage.
- Add beans and rest of ingredients, stirring until well combined.
- Cut several slices of bacon (I use pre-cooked) into small pieces and scatter atop beans.
- Cover pan with foil; bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
- Uncover; reduce heat to 350 degrees, and bake another hour to 1/1/2 hours, stirring once halfway during cooking.
Nutrition InformationServing Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 2998Total Fat 134gSaturated Fat 45gCholesterol 266mgSodium 8839mgCarbohydrates 390gSugar 315gProtein 67g