- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cans (13.7 ounces each) beans with tomato sauce
- 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in sugars, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, molasses and chili powder. Add beans and bacon.
- Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Fourth of July Baked Beans
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"This was absolutely amazing. I used 30 oz. of pinto beans for the beans and didn't drain them. The dish was a big hit with the whole family!"
"Delicious! We halved it, & used Splenda brown sugar blend."
"This was delicious. I brought it to the family 4th of July get-together and there wasnt a morsel left. Many compliments. Thanks for sharing this"
"Easy peasy and mmmgood"
"I eliminated the meat, to make this a side dish. Also eliminated the white sugar. The result was YUMMY!!! Thanks for the inspiration."
"This is a family favorite. It is an often requested dish for potlucks. I only use the brown sugar, no white and the sweetness is perfect."
"I doubled the recipe and skipped the white sugar. I put everything in the crock pot, then added the cooked and drained meat, stirred and let it go overnight. Yummy.I'm going to make again using leftover pork shoulder from BBQ."
"My family really enjoyed these beans. Really sweet and tangy, but the chili powder gave them a bit of unexpected kick that makes them different from every day baked beans. I will definitely make these again."
"With modifications this has the potential to be a great recipe. First off, I omitted the ground beef as I was looking to use this recipe as a side dish. By taking out the beef, the recipe needs more beans - it has sauce a plenty, so either add another can or two of beans and drain them, or add beans of another variety. I didn't love this dish at first and almost put it on my list of "not to try again", but then looked over to see my 5 year old DEVOURING them and he then begged for seconds - which NEVER happens with ANY dish, much less a side! So, I'll work to make this recipe work a little better in regards to the bean/sauce ratio and it'll be a definite keeper!"