Jeff Germann is one of Springfield’s lively entrepreneurs. He appears as Papa Santa in various locations during the holiday season and owns and operates Impactive Imprints. He has two boys and home, age 14 and 16 and they all love his cowboy style main dish called Buffalo Beans. “I call it “Buffalo Beans” not like buffalo wings which are from Buffalo NY, but because it just looks like something a cowboy would eat.”
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion / diced
- 3 – 16 ounce cans of baked beans
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 packages of “pop out” biscuits
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Brown the ground beef, pouring in the diced onions half way through the browning process. Once the onions are cooked down and all the beef is brown and crumbled, add the baked beans and brown sugar. Stir until the brown sugar is melted and distributed evenly throughout the beans.
Cook on medium heat for about five minutes, or until beans begin to simmer. Remove the bean mixture from heat and pour entire contents into 9 x 12 baking or cake pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, but do not turn the oven off.
Open the biscuits and place in one layer on top of beans as a “crust”. You should lay them out on the top of beans just as if you were laying them out on a baking sheet to bake the biscuits.
Follow the cooking instructions on biscuit package for remainder of baking time, which is typically 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until biscuits are a golden brown.
“My boys LOVE it,” Jeff comments. “Last time I made it, I never got to eat ANY of the leftovers – my youngest ate ALL of it.”