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Ground Beef Baked Beans Recipe

Ground Beef Baked Beans Recipe

"I serve this hearty ground beef and bean bake with a tossed salad and some crusty bread for a balanced one-pot meal," relates Louann Sherbach of Wantagh, New York. "It's nice to have this casserole in the freezer for those nights when there's no time to cook."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:20-24 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Transfer to two greased 2-qt. baking dishes. Cover and freeze one dish for up to 3 months.
  • 2. Cover and bake the second dish at 400° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly.
  • 3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator. Cover and bake at 400° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (10-12 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 157 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.