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hearty baked beans

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sara Andrea
Eugene, OR

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 @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For hearty baked beans

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2
    onions, chopped
  • 3/4 lb
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 can
    pork and beans
  • 2 can
    kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can
    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

  • Beef and onions in a pan.
    Cook beef and onions in a Dutch oven.
  • The remaining ingredients added to the pan.
    Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Beans after they baked in the oven.
    Cover and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour.