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Ground Beef Baked Beans

"I serve this hearty ground beef and bean bake with a tossed salad and some crusty bread for a balanced one-pot meal," relates Louann Sherbach of Wantagh, New York. "It's nice to have this casserole in the freezer for those nights when there's no time to cook."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (12 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Transfer to 2 greased 2-qt. baking dishes. Cover and freeze 1 dish for up to 3 months.
  • Cover and bake the second dish at 400° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, 10-15 minutes longer.
  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator. Cover and bake at 400° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, 15-20 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 157 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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