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Smoky Beef 'n' Beans

 Smoky Beef 'n' Beans
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 12 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 337 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 1,171 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 22 g protein.