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.
Texas Pete Sauce (or any hot sauce such as Tabasco, etc...)
hardwood smoked bacon
Taco Bell taco seasoning
How To Make land your man baked beans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground chuck. Add taco seasoning while browning beef. ***DO NOT add water.***
Drain beef & set aside.
Combine beans, onions, peppers, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and Texas Pete in a large bowl.
Add seasoned beef to the bowl with beans.
Pour into a 16" X 10" casserole dish.
Place bacon on top of beans.
Cover dish with aluminum foil, leaving a corner folded back for venting.
Bake for approximately 1 hour.
Remove foil and continue baking approximately 30 minutes or until bacon is brown and excess liquid has been cooked out.
Set on table and watch out!!! ENJOY!!!!
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