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Western-Style Beef and Beans

 Western-Style Beef and Beans
This hearty, crowd-pleasing dish is a comforting meal on a chilly night with bread and a salad. It also makes a delicious side dish. It doesn't take long to make but tastes like it simmered all day.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 405 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 1,777 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 25 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.