- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans, drained
- 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 to 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In an ovenproof Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until heated through, stirring once. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Reviews forThree-Bean Bake
"These were terrific! The cumin and the hot sauce were just the added touch to make these special. Years ago I had a recipe similar to this, but adding these two ingredients made so much difference. In spite of the long list of ingredients, it goes together fast and easy."