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Campfire Beans Recipe
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Campfire Beans Recipe

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Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound uncooked bratwurst links, cut into 1-inch slices, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 336 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 1456 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Add cooked beef, bacon and bratwurst. Stir in all of the beans.
  2. Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Campfire Beans in Country Ground Beef 1993, p42

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"Very good! Love the flavor! Will make again."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Great baked beans. Easy to assemble and do ahead. I was out of bratwurst so we substituted mild italian sausage links. Next time will hold out for the bratwurst."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"It is a meal by itself, or a side for the hearty eater. Can be cooked by the fire, just remember to turn the pot and stir. I add a little more water as it cooks down quickly when placed on the fire. Wonderful flavor."

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