Grandpa Beans

Grandpa Beans

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Ruth woolbright


My husband's mother shared this recipe with me shortly after we were married as she fixed it for many family gatherings. Now my father refuses to visit us unless I promise to make a pot of these beans for him. I am the apple of his eye when I cook this for him! I am blessed to have a great family who loves to cook, eat, and share recipes! (P.S. This is not your ordinary bean recipe!)


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8 or more
1 Hr
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    pinto beans
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 small
  • 2 clove
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    chili powder
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    celery salt
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce

How to Make Grandpa Beans


  1. Cook and season beans as usual.
  2. Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.
  3. Add meat mixture and rest of ingredients to beans.
  4. Let simmer for 20 minutes or more.

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About Grandpa Beans

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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