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Old Settlers’ Baked Beans

My husband likes spicy dishes, and this is one of his favorites. He usually takes what's left to work for lunch the next day. We have a 4-year-old son, and this is the only way we can get him to even touch beans!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, bacon and onion until meat is done and onion is tender. Drain any fat. Combine all remaining ingredients except beans. Add to meat mixture; mix well. Stir in beans.
  • Preheat oven to 350°; place bean mixture in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 264 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 603mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Feb 21, 2013

    Great Recipe. I left out the white sugar and reduced the amount of brown sugar to 1/4 cup. To bulk up the recipe and to add some color I added a can of Black beans. For extra measures I also added a can of Butter Beans. This recipe is almost a clone to my older version of Old Settlers Baked Beans.I also reduced the amount of both meats.Janie

  • jamy
    Nov 6, 2012

    This was a hit with us, our kids and grandkids. A wee bit too much sugar and, since I couldn't find a 16 oz can of baked beans, I used a 28 ox can of baked beans. This will definately be repeated over and over as a real crowd pleaser!

  • hollimurie
    Sep 2, 2012

    I have to make these just about for every cookout..... Everyone loves them :)

  • DaniCalifornia
    Oct 20, 2011

    I liked these, but they were too sweet. I'll probably leave out the white sugar if I make them again.

  • greenfirefly
    Sep 5, 2011

    My family liked these better than any other baked beans I've made in the past.

  • a642483
    Jul 20, 2011

    DH is a big fan of baked beans and really liked this dish. However, he thought it was too sweet, so next time I'll cut back on both sugars. Otherwise it was great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kathers
    Jul 1, 2011

    These are the best baked beans ever! Give them a try! We had a graduation party and the crowd raved about them! ENJOY!

  • sharondenning
    Dec 18, 2010

    I've made a few similar recipes and this was the best.

  • JFullofGrace
    Nov 11, 2010

    The best bake beans I ever ate!

  • RebeccaJoy
    Mar 5, 2008

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