BEEFY COUNTRY-STYLE BAKED BEANS

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

This is my husband's favorite baked beans recipe. It's based on what he recalls of his mother's. It was trial and error until I finally got it right. Let's just say, that night, there wasn't much talkin' at the dinner table... He was too busy eatin' and goin' back for more! It's a great, hearty yet economical, dish for potlucks and church dinners, family reunions and backyard barbecues.


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Serves:

2 quart dish

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef (i usually use chuck)
1 medium
sweet onion
1/3 c
ketchup
2 tsp
prepared yellow mustard
2/3 c
dark brown sugar
1/8 tsp
ground mustard
1/16 tsp
liquid smoke flavoring (about 6 drops)
1 pinch
salt
3 can(s)
pork and beans, juice drained from top

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet, over medium/medium-high heat, combine and cook the ground beef and onions until no pink remains and onions are translucent.
2
Drain thoroughly (I use a wire mesh strainer set over a heat resistant bowl) and set aside.
3
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
4
In a 2 quart baking dish, mix together the ketchup, yellow mustard, dark brown sugar, ground mustard, liquid smoke and salt, thoroughly.
5
Add the drained beef and onions; mix well.
6
Fold the partially drained beans into the mixture.
7
Place the dish on a baking sheet, place in oven and bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes.
8
After baking for the first 45 minutes, cover with lid or foil; bake, covered, another 45 minutes, until bubbly.
9
Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving (because it's HOT as lava!) Cover and refrigerate leftovers.