Block Party Beans

2 1/2 lbs. 85% lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 (15 oz.) cans beans (variety of kidney beans, navy beans, black beans, pinto beans),
drained and rinsed
2 (28 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1/2 c. barbecue sauce
1/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
12 oz. green beans, trimmed, cut into 1/2” pieces
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen lima beans

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350°. Cook beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Drain beef in colander, return to pot. Stir in onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, sugar, vinegar, pepper flakes 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and bring to boil. Transfer pot to oven and cook, covered, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in green beans and lima beans and continue to cook, covered, until green beans are tender, about 30 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Serves 10-12. (Can be refrigerated in airtight container for 3 days or frozen for 1 month.)

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