- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 5 bacon strips, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans, undrained
- 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with bacon and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in sugars, ketchup, barbecue sauce, molasses, mustard, chili powder and salt until blended. Stir in beans. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, covered, until beans reach desired thickness, about 1 hour.
- Freeze option: Freeze cooled bean mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Reviews forThree-Bean Baked Beans
"These beans are terrific! I made these for a church potluck and I took an empty dish home with me."
"We always make my Mom's Baked Beans. I have never tried another recipe because hubby and I love them so much. When I saw this recipe, hubby reluctantly agreed to try it. We both loved it, fantastic flavor and texture!! Not better than Mom's just different, so we will now be making both. The only changes I made were adding a little Worchestershire sauce and topping with bacon."
"This recipe is awesome!! This is a friend of our's favorite so we fix it many time they're over for a meal!!"
"My family and friends loved this recipe, I made it for a Memorial Day picnic. I made it as-is and wouldn't change a thing, maybe just double it because it was that good :) I will keep this around and it'll be a new go-to for picnics and Holidays."
"Now that I have stopped crying... I believe this is a recipe I have been looking for for many, many years. Since before my dad passed. Is there any way for me to get ahold of Julie Currington, Gahanna, Ohio who submitted this recipe? I would like to get her aunt's version, the one before Julie adapted it for her family.Thanks to anyone for taking the time to help me out. :)"
"Very good, l did not add the ground, was having a bbq so not needed l felt. I used maple syrup in place of the sugar. I will make this again. Janet. VFE"
"The family love these baked beans with picnics! I choose to use all brown sugar and no white, and sometimes I do not use the burger, and instead use a 12 oz package of center cut bacon. Really wonderful flavor!!"
"I don't even remember how many years ago I found this recipe from Taste of Home. I've been making it for our family as well as others for a long time. This is always a hit and people ask me for the recipe. I either bake it in the oven or put all the ingredients in a crock pot and let it cook all day. I have served it with white rice and shredded cheddar cheese or with tortillas, sour cream, Mexican shredded cheese, topped with diced tomatoes. Either way, this is such an easy and nutritious meal!"
"Family and Friends empties out the entire Pan of these wonderful Beans. I felt that the recipe was right on. I did leave out the white sugar. Next time I'd add a can of Black Beans. Just for color. Perfect one to make the day before * Hardest thing was opening up the cans *JanieTaste of Home FE Volunteer ."