Over the weekend, my parents rented a cabin on the lake for our family to get together by the water. When our family gets together (no matter WHEN), there’s always more than enough food to feed a small army of Olympic training athletes on steroids. My parents always put out more food than they should, and everyone who shows up doesn’t come empty-handed. When everyone is leaving, my mom tries to send food home with them to get it out of the house, and she STILL ends up with way too many leftovers. Does this sound familiar to anyone else??
This is the second time my dad made this concoction he created, and we have fallen in love with it. Not only is it SUPER easy, it’s also very versatile. It can be served as a dip, side dish, entree, or however you see fit. My favorite way is over a hot dog!! When he was explaining to me how he made them, I couldn’t believe how easy it was. For my first serving, I spooned this over a hot dog and chowed down. Apparently it wasn’t enough, because I found myself going back from more and adding some cut up hot dogs in it the second time around, shoveling it down with a spoon like a big bowl of chili.
When he and I were talking about it, we were discussing the different brands of salsa. He said that he used the Pace’s restaurant style salsa because it has a thicker consistency, which makes a big difference in this recipe.
Grampy’s Sausage & Salsa Baked Beans
1 pound ground sausage
16 oz. jar Pace’s restaurant style salsa
24 oz. Bush’s baked beans (any kind)