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country-style beefy baked beans

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

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.

(1 rating)
yield 2 quart dish
prep time 40 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For country-style beefy baked beans

  • 1 lb
    ground beef (i usually use chuck)
  • 1 md
    sweet onion
  • 1/3 c
  • 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
  • 3 can
    pork and beans, juice drained from top

How To Make country-style beefy baked beans

  • 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; bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes. (Total baking time is 1 1/2 hrs.)
  • 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.