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Roundup-Day Beans

The hearty noon meal at our spring cattle roundup always features these sweet, smoky beans. Neighbors gather to help for a day of work and socialization.—Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    45-50 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 3 cans (53 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • In large Dutch ovens, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 79 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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