1-1/2 lbs. ground chuck
1 pkg. Taco Bell taco seasoning
2 – 28 oz. cans Bush’s original baked beans
1 lg. onion, finely chopped
1 lg. green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/3 c. catsup (try hot catsup for a kick)
2 TB yellow mustard
4 TB light brown sugar
3 TB Cholula Hot Sauce (or any hot sauce such as Tabasco)
6 slices bacon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 16X10 casserole dish with Pam.
Brown the ground chuck with the taco seasoning. Combine beans, onion, pepper, catsup, mustard, brown sugar and hot sauce in the casserole dish. Add the seasoned beef and stir well. Place bacon on top and cover the dish with aluminum foil, leaving a corner folded back for venting. Bake for approximately 1 hour.
Remove foil and continue baking about 30 minutes or until bacon is brown and excess liquid has been cooked out. Serve warm or at room temperature.