Beef and Bacon Baked Beans
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Perfect baked beans made extra meaty with ground beef and bacon! Full of flavor, easy to make, and a great side for parties, cookouts, or tailgating!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 12
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-16 ounce can butter beans, drained
  • 1-16 ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 1-16 ounce can pinto beans, drained
  • 1-16 ounce can pork and beans, not drained
  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown the beef in a large skillet until no longer pink. Add the chopped onion and continue to cook until onion is tender. Drain any excess grease. Add remaining ingredients except bacon and stir to combine. Put beef and bean mixture in a large baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour, remove foil and top with bacon crumbles. Bake for another 5 minutes (without foil) and serve warm.
- Slow Cooker Method: Instead of adding the beef and bean mixture to a baking dish and cooking in the oven, place the beef and beans in a slow cooker and cook on high 1 hour, then reduce to low for another 2-4 hours. Top with bacon crumbles before serving.
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