Three-Bean Baked Beans Recipe

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Three-Bean Baked Beans Recipe
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Three-Bean Baked Beans Recipe

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I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef and bacon mixed in, these satisfying beans are a big hit at backyard barbecues and church picnics. I'm always asked to bring my "special" beans. —Julie Currington, Gahanna, Ohio
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with bacon and onion over medium heat until 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).
Originally published as Three-Bean Baked Beans in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p33

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 269 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with bacon and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
Originally published as Three-Bean Baked Beans in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p33

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Guidopuppy User ID: 193187 268637
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2017

"These beans are terrific! I made these for a church potluck and I took an empty dish home with me."

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 268578
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"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."

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268489
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"This recipe is awesome!! This is a friend of our's favorite so we fix it many time they're over for a meal!!"

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lcrespo8889 User ID: 6752336 267496
Reviewed May. 30, 2017

"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."

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Deborah User ID: 8883468 264211
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"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. :)"

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 253631
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"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"

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Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 248043
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"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!!"

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 239183
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I made these beans yesterday and my family really liked them. I had eight frankfurters in the freezer, so I sliced them up and used them instead of the ground beef. I will definitely make these beans again, next time with the ground beef. Great recipe!"

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4bakergirls User ID: 1572587 237216
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"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!"

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 229068
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"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 *

Janie
Taste of Home FE Volunteer ."

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