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Hearty Beans with Beef Recipe

Hearty Beans with Beef Recipe

My husband raved about this sweet bean dish after tasting it at a party, so I knew I had to get the recipe. It's perfect for get-togethers because you can mix it up a day early and toss it in the slow cooker a few hours before your guests arrive. —Jan Biehl, Leesburg, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 209 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2017

"I use this recipe for small batches. I add a couple chopped jalapenos, 1/4 of each ketchup and brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of whiskey, and I like bold flavor BBQ sauce and a little more Worcestershire sauce."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"Good flavor and easy to make!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014 Edited Nov. 16, 2015

"Great recipe! My husband LOVED it. Just so you know, i made it as is and it was perfect for him! I felt it was a little too sweet so I'm changing my review to 4 stars."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"This is very simple, and very good. However, please note that the online recipe left out one ingredient from the quick Cooking cookbook: 1 can (15-1/2 oz) chili beans, undrained. I used my 4-Qt slow cooker. -Lori in WI."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"My husband loves this! He raves about it to his family all the time. This is good, easy and inexpensive."

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