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Old Settlers' Baked Beans Recipe

Old Settlers' Baked Beans Recipe

My husband likes spicy dishes, and this is one of his favorites. He usually takes what's left to work for lunch the next day. We have a 4-year-old son, and this is the only way we can get him to even touch beans!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef, bacon and onion until meat is done and onion is tender. Drain any fat. Combine all remaining ingredients except beans. Add to meat mixture; mix well. Stir in beans. P
  • 2. Place in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 264 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 603mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein.

Reviews for Old Settlers' Baked Beans

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 38271
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Great Recipe. I left out the white sugar and reduced the amount of brown sugar to 1/4 cup. To bulk up the recipe and to add some color I added a can of Black beans. For extra measures I also added a can of Butter Beans. This recipe is almost a clone to my older version of Old Settlers Baked Beans.

I also reduced the amount of both meats.

MY REVIEW User ID: 2390144 42066
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"This was a hit with us, our kids and grandkids. A wee bit too much sugar and, since I couldn't find a 16 oz can of baked beans, I used a 28 ox can of baked beans. This will definately be repeated over and over as a real crowd pleaser!"

hollimurie User ID: 6103360 201674
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"I have to make these just about for every cookout..... Everyone loves them :)"

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 14669
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"I liked these, but they were too sweet. I'll probably leave out the white sugar if I make them again."

greenfirefly User ID: 6174860 14668
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"My family liked these better than any other baked beans I've made in the past."

a642483 User ID: 3027293 12696
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"DH is a big fan of baked beans and really liked this dish. However, he thought it was too sweet, so next time I'll cut back on both sugars. Otherwise it was great! Thanks for sharing!"

Kathers User ID: 5655708 9738
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"These are the best baked beans ever! Give them a try! We had a graduation party and the crowd raved about them! ENJOY!"

sharondenning User ID: 4578296 9733
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"I've made a few similar recipes and this was the best."

JFullofGrace User ID: 5281826 16747
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"The best bake beans I ever ate!"

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