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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