Beans and Ground Meat

Leigh Culver


My grandmother had Type 1 Diabetes and always had to watch what she ate. During the summers I would visit, I always asked for this dish and ate my weight in it. I could not get enough of it and at the time, I was not too keen on veggies so it worked for both of us.

I don't even know if anyone will be impressed with it as it's so totally "simple" and basic. But I love it and at times will add extra veggies in it. My husband will add extra spice too. It's definitely something to put together on a cool evening.

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30 Min
2 Hr


1 lb
dry pinto beans
2 tsp
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 lb
ground beef
1 pkg
onion soup mix
1 small
can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 small
garlic clove, chopped

How to Make Beans and Ground Meat


  • 1Soak beans overnight. The next morning put them in a pot with 3 quarts of water and salt and turn on to get a nice slow boil.
  • 2Meanwhile, brown the meat in the oil and then add all the other remaining ingredients with the meat.

    Add the meat mixture to the beans. Cook for 2 hours or until the beans are tender.

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