Ground beef, bacon, bratwurst, beans and a barbecue sauce make this casserole a hearty main dish for fall. Share it with others at a potluck or a tailgate.
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Discard any fat in skillet.
Wipe out skillet. Add ground beef and onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until beef is brown and onion is tender. Drain off any fat. Set mixture aside.
Drain kidney beans, butter beans, and great Northern beans, reserving the liquid. In an extra-large bowl, combine catsup, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, molasses, mustard, chili powder, and pepper. Stir in bratwurst, bacon, beef mixture, and beans. Add reserved bean liquid to reach desired consistency.
Spoon mixture into a 2-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Makes 10 servings.