- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 5 bacon strips, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans, undrained
- 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with bacon and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in sugars, ketchup, barbecue sauce, molasses, mustard, chili powder and salt until blended. Stir in beans. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, covered, until beans reach desired thickness, about 1 hour.
- Freeze option: Freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Reviews for Three-Bean Baked Beans
"Very good, l did not add the ground, was having a bbq so not needed l felt. I used maple syrup in place of the sugar. I will make this again. Janet. VFE"
"The family love these baked beans with picnics! I choose to use all brown sugar and no white, and sometimes I do not use the burger, and instead use a 12 oz package of center cut bacon. Really wonderful flavor!!"
"I made these beans yesterday and my family really liked them. I had eight frankfurters in the freezer, so I sliced them up and used them instead of the ground beef. I will definitely make these beans again, next time with the ground beef. Great recipe!"
"I don't even remember how many years ago I found this recipe from Taste of Home. I've been making it for our family as well as others for a long time. This is always a hit and people ask me for the recipe. I either bake it in the oven or put all the ingredients in a crock pot and let it cook all day. I have served it with white rice and shredded cheddar cheese or with tortillas, sour cream, Mexican shredded cheese, topped with diced tomatoes. Either way, this is such an easy and nutritious meal!"
"Family and Friends empties out the entire Pan of these wonderful Beans. I felt that the recipe was right on. I did leave out the white sugar. Next time I'd add a can of Black Beans. Just for color. Perfect one to make the day before * Hardest thing was opening up the cans *JanieTaste of Home FE Volunteer ."
"We like our food a bit more spicy, so I put in a heaping teaspoon of chili powder and it was perfect!"
"My husband likes these baked beans. It freezes well."
"We absolutely love this recipe! Store bought baked beans haven't tasted anywhere near as good since. The one thing we don't like though is having ground beef in it. It just changes the texture and dynamic of the beans we don't care for it, so we omit that."
"I make this for every summer backyard party....ALWAYS a huge hit. Everyone tells me they're the best baked beans they've ever had. This one is definitely a keeper. We have a big family so I usually double the recipe and use a whole pound of bacon just because it's easier. Other than that I keep everything exactly the same. Love it."
"We had friends over for the 4th of July and I made these beans, What a hit! Everyone loved them and kept asking for seconds. I will definitely make these again. It is a keeper."