Fourth of July Baked Beans Recipe
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Fourth of July Baked Beans Recipe

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We always choose this family recipe for July Fourth or any picnic because it's a meaty twist on everyday baked beans and it has a nice sweetness. —Wendy Hodorowski, Bellaire, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 323 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 970mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Fourth of July Baked Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"Remove all the ads between the recipe and print key or remove me from the list!!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"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!"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Delicious! We halved it, & used Splenda brown sugar blend."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"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"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Easy peasy and mmmgood"

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