1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 large cans (28 oz.) pork and beans, partially
1 lb. Italian sausage (hot or mild)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
|1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Place large skillet over medium heat. Squeeze sausage
from casings (if applicable). Place in pan and break up
with a spoon or spatula. Cook until sausage crumbles and
bottom of pan is covered with rendered fat. Meanwhile,
combine the last 7 ingredients in a small bowl and set
aside. Remove sausage with slotted spoon. Add onion and
pepper to the pan and cook over medium heat until softened,
8–10 minutes. Use slotted spoon to move onion/pepper
mixture to a 9x13-inch baking dish. Stir in sausage, beans,
onion/pepper mixture, and mixed sauce. Combine thoroughly.
Bake 1 hour then cool another half hour before serving.