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“This is a very popular recipe (as the name implies) The Boy Scouts. I had it at least a couple if times as a teen and finally saw and episode on PBS about comfort foods that had this recipe. It's easy to make and feeds a bunch. It is way up there on the comfort food list. Enjoy! Note: The Scout leader usually prepares this recipe for The Boy Scouts at camp in a Dutch oven but they found the slow cooker works just as well at home. Even though this dish is mostly beans, the boys love them and always eat as much as is made. This is a true Boy Scout classic - easy and delicious.”

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  1. In a large skillet, brown the sausage/tofu/or meat of your choice, onion and garlic. Place this mixture, the barbecue sauce, sugar and all the beans WITHOUT draining their liquid into the slow cooker/dutch oven. Season with salt and pepper and optional ingredients of your choice . Cover and simmer for 1 hour on high or 3 hours on low.
  2. Note: Low is best! You can scorch the beans on the bottom when cooked on high.
  3. This is always better the next day when the flavors have had a chance to blend. This can be canned, frozen or refrigerated for days.

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