Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour


6-8 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
I'm not sure of the origin of this recipe's name. But we ate this inexpensive meal frequently while I was growing up.—Cary Letsche, Brandenton, Florida


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (32 ounces) pork and beans


  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; crumble and set aside. Drain drippings from skillet. Brown the beef; drain. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Combine ketchup and brown sugar; stir into beef mixture. Stir in pork and beans and all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish. Top with the remaining bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.