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land your man baked beans

(32 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jenny Moretz
Pinnacle, NC

1986 was the first time I made this dish. I was a newlywed and I was very eager to impress my in-laws! My father-in-law sat there and critiqued the dish, breaking down every ingredient... I was sweating bullets!! And then he walked up to me and told me "these are the best baked beans I have ever eaten!!" Since then I have been crowned the "Baked Bean Queen." I even have people request them as a Christmas present. And for every family function, I don't even ask anymore... I just bake & take. ENJOY!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach and with this baked beans recipe it really is. These beans are hearty with ground beef, bell pepper, and onion. Sweet, spicy, and tangy, serve these as a main dish, a BBQ side, or as a topping for hot dogs or bratwurst.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(32 ratings)
yield 8 to 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For land your man baked beans

  • 2 can
    Bush's original baked beans, (28 oz each)
  • 1 lg
    finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 lg
    finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/3 c
    ketchup (try hot ketchup for a kick)
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 4 Tbsp
    light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    Texas Pete Sauce (or any hot sauce such as Tabasco, etc...)
  • 6 slice
    hardwood smoked bacon
  • 1 pkg
    Taco Bell taco seasoning

How To Make land your man baked beans

  • Adding taco seasoning to ground beef.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground chuck. Add taco seasoning while browning beef. ***DO NOT add water.***
  • Setting aside drained beef.
    Drain beef & set aside.
  • Beans, onions, peppers, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and Texas Pete in a bowl.
    Combine beans, onions, peppers, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and Texas Pete in a large bowl.
  • Mixing seasoned beef with beans.
    Add seasoned beef to the bowl with beans.
  • Beans poured into a baking dish.
    Pour into a 16" X 10" casserole dish.
  • Bacon sliced laid on top.
    Place bacon on top of beans.
  • Casserole dish covered with aluminum foil.
    Cover dish with aluminum foil, leaving a corner folded back for venting.
  • Beans baking in the oven.
    Bake for approximately 1 hour.
  • Foil removed and continuing to bake the beans.
    Remove foil and continue baking approximately 30 minutes or until bacon is brown and excess liquid has been cooked out.
  • Baked beans out of the oven.
    Set on table and watch out!!! ENJOY!!!!