It can be made in the crockpot or the oven, but since the crockpot cooking time is 4 hours, I chose oven. Any crockpot recipe that's got less than 8 hours' cooking time has to be done on the weekend, since I'm at work on weekdays for more than 7 hours. From start to finish, the oven version took an hour.
(my alterations are in italics)
1 lb. ground beef 3/4 lb.
½ lb. bacon , cut in 1" pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 fresh jalapeño, finely chopped (about 2" long)
1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
1 15 oz. can pork and beans
1 15 oz. can butter beans, drained
½ cup brown sugar 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
½ cup white sugar 1/4 cup Splenda granular
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ cup ketchup
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350˚. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef, bacon, and onion. Pour off grease and add jalapeño, beans, sugar, vinegar, mustard, and ketchup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake in a medium-sized covered casserole for 40 minutes, or for 4 hours on Low in a slow cooker. Serves 4. (Well, Don ate 2 bowls, I ate 1, and there's 1 left over.)