Fourth of July Bean Casserole Recipe
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Fourth of July Bean Casserole Recipe

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The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's a popular dish with everyone—even kids. The beef makes it so much better than plain pork and beans. —Donna Fancher, Lawrence, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (28 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 278 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 933mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 7g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish; add all of the beans and mix well. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir into beef and bean mixture.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Fourth of July Bean Casserole in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p39

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 264860
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"These are really delicious. My family loves them and I like to make them and take them to potlucks as well. A very good baked bean recipe and a little different than most."

Rubysimmons User ID: 7811102 250049
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"This is an awesome bean casserole, I will be making it again, however, I will cut back on the sugar the next time I make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe"

etkleismit User ID: 8852753 247912
Reviewed May. 6, 2016

"Great as side or main dish"

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 219225
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"I made this and took it to our 4th of July celebration and have made it again since then. It was delicious and a great change to typical baked beans. I made it as the recipe is written except for using cannellini beans in place of the lima beans. It has since replaced my previous tried and true baked bean recipe and it always goes over well with a crowd."

msidoc User ID: 6665703 215443
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"This is a wonderful baked bean recipe. Guests always want the recipe!"

wefarm2live User ID: 2555499 199116
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"We really enjoyed the mixture of beans in this dish. The only thing I would change is the amount of sugar. I cut back on it but will probably eliminate the white sugar completely."

mrssarge User ID: 2654969 6662
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"Loved this recipe. I ended up using 4 x 15 oz. cans of pork and beans, 1 can of kidney bean, and 1 can of butter beans and left all the other ingredient measurements the same. I let it simmer in a slow cooker during the morning of the cookout so the flavors could mesh together and put it in the oven during the last hour. Turned out fantastic. Best baked beans dish I've made ever."

tinybrush User ID: 3138246 6008
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"This recipe sounded so appealing but I changed the recipe somewhat because of too much sugar. I used 2 cans of Bushes country style baked beans and 1 can of light red kidney beans, leaving out the lima beans and the sugar. Left out the ketchup and increased the barbecue sauce. Did not use molasses because the baked beans had molasses in them. Added the chili powder and mustard. Delicious!"

rinshin User ID: 1384577 5245
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Wonderful recipe full of flavor and protein. I cut down on sugar since I don't care for savory foods to be sweet. This is very similar to how I normally make the beans. Perfect for anytime!"

[email protected] User ID: 4395672 5242
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"Forget the limas,yuck1 use cannelli beans"

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