1 pound ground bison (buffalo)
1 (8 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup tomato paste
2/3 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon horseradish mustard
1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice
1 (16 oz) can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15.5 oz) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (28 oz) can baked beans with bacon and molasses
In a large skillet, cook the ground buffalo, bacon, and onions until the buffalo is browned and the bacon is just starting to crisp up. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker.
Add the sugar, tomato paste, barbecue sauce, mustard, maple syrup, cayenne, sea salt, pepper, and beans and stir to combine.
Cook over low heat, covered, for 6 hours.
Serve hot; leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.