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Saucy Beefy Beans

I combined beef, beans and tomatoes one day when I found myself without an idea for dinner. It’s wonderful with cornbread. — Shirley Little, Elizabethton, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with sweet onion, drained
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in beans, tomato sauce and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 453 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1194mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 11g fiber), 33g protein.

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