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four bean baked beans with ground beef by rose

★★★★☆ 28
a recipe by
Rose Rauhauser
Bronx, New York to York, PA

This is a family favorite even though it takes time, it's worth it. They freeze well also. It's hearty and made with ground beef also. Great on dogs and burgers too.

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The yummy meat in this recipe practically makes it a meal in itself! Perfect for a potluck or game night.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 28
serves As many as you want
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For four bean baked beans with ground beef by rose

  • 3 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    bacon chopped
  • 1
    large vidalia onion chopped
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 1
    bottle ketchup (36 oz.)
  • 1
    bottle of barbecue sauce (Jack Daniel's smokehouse 12oz.size)
  • 4 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 c
    dark molasses
  • 1 tsp
    chilli powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    large can kidney beans (2lb.9oz)
  • 1
    large can pork and beans (2lb.9oz)
  • 1
    large can butter beans (2lb.9oz)
  • 1
    large can great northern beans (2lb.9oz.)

How To Make four bean baked beans with ground beef by rose

  • 1
    Cut up bacon and brown; save drippings. Add onion and brown. Add ground beef and brown.
  • 2
    Mix all together and make sure the ground beef is separated and thoroughly through all the ingredients.
  • 3
    Add all of the other ingredients (minus the beans) and mix.
  • 4
    Open all beans, remove liquid from beans and mix the above ingredients gently through the beans thoroughly.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 for 2 hours.
  • 6
    Let settle at least 1 hour before serving so flavors meld together. This recipe freezes well in any amount.