*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        Pork Sausage BBQ Beans *****
 Recipe By     : From the kitchen of Loren Fumich
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : BBQ
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cans          Bush’s Baked Beans -- (28 oz.)
    1      lb.           Jimmy Dean Hot sausage
    1                    Green bell pepper --  seeded and chopped
    2      cups          diced green onion --  including tops
    1      cup           Kraft Hickory Smoked BBQ sauce
    4                    whole cloves
    4      		whole allspice
    8      		whole peppercorns
      1/2  cup           brown sugar
 Drain beans in a colander and set aside.
 Place allspice, peppercorns, and whole cloves in a spice mill or
 blender.  Process until coarsely ground. 
 Brown the sausage in a six to eight quart sauce pan or large skillet. 
 Crumble the sausage with a spoon or spatula as it is cooking.  Do not
 drain.  **** See note below ****
 Sauté the bell pepper and onion with the browned, crumbled sausage until
 the onion is just starting to become translucent.  Stir in the drained
 beans and bbq sauce.  Heat until it begins to bubble, stirring
 occasionally.  Stir in spice mixture and brown sugar.  Reduce heat and
 simmer for fifteen minutes.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
 Transfer beans to a suitable, oven proof serving dish.  Bake, uncovered,
 in oven for thirty minutes.  Serve hot from the oven or allow to cool as
 Note:  If a sausage other than Jimmy Dean is used there may be an excess
 amount of fat. This fat will continue to render as the beans cook, and
 may result in a greasy dish of beans!  If you must substitute, do so
 carefully and drain off the excess fat.
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