Hearty Bean Bake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
Because it makes such a big batch, this popular four-bean bake is perfect for potlucks...but I like to serve it with rolls and a salad at home too. We take the leftovers for lunch during the week. -Barb Wilkin Coshocton, Ohio


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in bacon and beans. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, ketchup, honey and vinegar. Pour over the bean mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes; stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 277 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 7g fiber), 15g protein.