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Okie Beans

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours


16-20 servings

I got the original version of this recipe from a pastor's wife. That makes sense—because it makes up a generous potful that's perfect for church suppers.—Linda Creason, McAlester, Oklahoma


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) ketchup
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) great northern beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, undrained


  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onion until the beef is browned and the onion is tender; drain. Add sausage and ham.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and ketchup; stir into beef mixture. Add all beans and mix well. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until sauce has thickened.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 299 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1152mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein.

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