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Hearty Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

18 servings

This saucy dish is flavorful and filling, chock-full of ground beef, bacon and four varieties of beans. I've had the recipe for years, and I make it often for big appetites at home and for potlucks at work and church. —Cathy Swancutt, Junction City, Oregon
Hearty Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3/4 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) honey barbecue sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. Dutch oven. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 228 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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