- 3 pounds ground beef
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 2 cans (28 ounces each) baked beans with molasses
- 1-1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup prepared mustard
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the beef, onions and celery until meat is no longer pink; drain. Dissolve bouillon in water; stir into beef mixture. Add the beans, ketchup, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well.
- Transfer to an ungreased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 375° for 60-70 minutes or until bubbly; stir. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews for Western-Style Beef and Beans
"!for more. I always bring copies of the recipe, because I get requests. Since I have been making this for fourteen years. Ever since I found the recipe in the magazine I have been making it. In fact people ae calling them them Tara's magazine beans! There are hardly ever leftovers,but when I make them for the family, they are even better the next day."
"These baked beans were delicious. Perfect side dish for a hamburger and hotdog cookout!"
"A tradition at potlucks"
"Great for potluck or even Happy hour when you have food"
"I make this recipe often - sometimes as a main dish, but by reducing the amount of beef and liquid, I can turn it into a side dish for picnics as well."
"We love this and it's also a great way to recycle left over meat loaf. I make half the recipe for the 4 children when we are having chili."
"I love this recipe. I usually cut the amount of ground beef in half and reduce the bouillon and water so it's more like a side dish than a main meal."
"I have made this recipes many times since it first appeared in the magazine. My family loves it. My husband prefers it without the bacon. He is not a fan of the smokey flavor bacon puts in things. The kids and I like to put some shredded cheese on top and eat it with tortilla chips."
"I cut the recipe in half since I wasn't having a party! Omitted the bacon and just cooked it on the stovetop. Much better than plain old baked beans out of a can."
"I've made this several times and my family loves it. Can't say how it might be the next day because there are never any "left-overs"."