Hearty Baked Beans

Sara Andrea


My 85 year old father-in-law loves beans and these are at the top of his list.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh boy! This baked bean recipe is full of flavor and super delicious. There are a variety of beans cooked with ground beef, bacon, and onion. The recipe is seasoned with a bit of brown sugar, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and a little liquid smoke. The light smokiness and sweet flavor mixed with the beef and beans mixture is exceptional. The consistency is a little thinner than typical baked beans, but this is one great recipe for summer barbecues. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2
    onions, chopped
  • 3/4 lb
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 can(s)
    pork and beans
  • 2 can(s)
    kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bottle
    honey bbq sauce (18 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Hearty Baked Beans


  1. Cook beef and onions in a Dutch oven.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour.

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About Hearty Baked Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Recipes

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