This casserole is the best! I take it to pot lucks, picnics, camping trips, etc.

Kathy
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).

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  • Place bacon and ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

  • In a four quart casserole dish, mix together the bacon, ground beef, pork and beans, kidney beans, butter beans, lima beans, ketchup, onion, vinegar, dry mustard and celery.

  • Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

434.5 calories; 22.3 g protein; 66.6 g carbohydrates; 38.2 mg cholesterol; 952.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
These are fantastic. I don't know anyone who can eat only one helping...very addicting. I prefer to make mine in the crockpot so they don't burn. The texture seems to be better as well this way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2006
I made this recipe exactly and thought it was just ok. This is something that I would probably only make twice a year. I probably won't use celery next time. I might just use less brown sugar next time too because it was very sweet. My boyfriend said it tasted like pork and beans with meat. My other friend who ate it put sour cream in it my guess was because it was so sweet but I'm not for sure. I didn't ask him what that tasted like though. I'm usually a big eater but I was only able to eat one bowl of this and not even a full bowl. We did eat all that I had made though. I'll try it again sometime with a couple changes. Read More
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217 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
These are fantastic. I don't know anyone who can eat only one helping...very addicting. I prefer to make mine in the crockpot so they don't burn. The texture seems to be better as well this way. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2006
This turned out very well. I followed the recipe exactly. Next time I think I might substitute drained black beans for the butter beans for a more interesting color contrast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
Great flavor!! I would use Barbecue sauce instead of ketchup for a bit more "perk" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2007
This was much too sweet for my family's liking. The catsup is already sweetened ao a cup of brown sugar is too much. I think 1/2 cup would have been better. Also, the bacon is a nice addition but if I make this again I will fry it first then brown the beef in the bacon drippings and add the crumbled bacon to the dish just before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
good stuff!! if you like the sweet/salty combination you will love this. I just used 1 can of kidney 1 can butter and 1 can of pork n' beans and there was plenty of beans in it - no need for soo many beans! yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2008
Good beans! Great taste, easy to throw together and very inexpensive. I made a few minor changes based on what I had on hand and personal taste. First of all, I cooked the bacon alone untill it was browned, then I added the onion and ground beef. I know from past experience that cooking the bacon with the ground beef makes for bacon that is too underdone for our taste.We like it very done. Next, I did not have kidney beans or butter beans, so I used black beans and pinto beans instead. (I think almost any bean combo would work.) I also cut the amount of brown sugar in half and am glad I did as it was plenty sweet for our taste with 1/2 C. Next, I didn't have mustard powder so I used 1T yellow mustard,also had no white wine vinegar so I used plain white vinegar, omited the celery and added a little liquid smoke to the mix aprox 1-2t. I do not own a 4 quart casserole, so I just simmered it on the stove for aprox 1 1/2 hrs. I served this with sweet corn bread and we had a very tasty meal! I will definitely make this again and again. My picky husband even gave it the thumbs up! Thanks Kathy! Note..I give this recipe 5 stars only after cutting back on the brown sugar, I personaly think that 1 C would have been way too sweet. I would advise adding only 1/2 C, then taste before adding more. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2006
I made this recipe exactly and thought it was just ok. This is something that I would probably only make twice a year. I probably won't use celery next time. I might just use less brown sugar next time too because it was very sweet. My boyfriend said it tasted like pork and beans with meat. My other friend who ate it put sour cream in it my guess was because it was so sweet but I'm not for sure. I didn't ask him what that tasted like though. I'm usually a big eater but I was only able to eat one bowl of this and not even a full bowl. We did eat all that I had made though. I'll try it again sometime with a couple changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
use only 1/2 cup of brown sugar decrease vinegar to 2 tbs skip celery Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2007
these were such a hit on a big group camping trip. Have made them again and they get great comments each time. I can't decide whethere to share the recipe or keep it as my secret! =) Read More
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