Roundup-Day Beans Recipe

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The hearty noon meal at our spring cattle roundup always features these sweet, smoky beans. Neighbors gather to help for a day of work and socialization.—Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:45-50 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 45-50 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 3 cans (53 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 79 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In large Dutch ovens, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Yield: 45-50 servings.
Originally published as Roundup-Day Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p50

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