Smoky Beef 'n' Beans Recipe

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Liquid Smoke gives a unique taste to this thick and hearty combination of beef and beans shared by Anita Curtis. "I serve it with a crisp salad to make a complete meal," notes the Camarillo, California cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 12 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 337 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1171mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 8g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook the beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Smoky Beef N Beans in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p35

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MaryP2219 User ID: 3176209 69076
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009


MaryP2219 User ID: 3176209 32358
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"What flavor!!!! Thoroughly loved this. Will make again and again. Forget the 8 servings. We snarfed it down. Seconds all around."

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