This recipe is a last-minute throw-anything-together-for-a-picnic recipe. I had a few hours to figure out what to make and I live out of town, so a trip to the store was out of the question.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef, onion and bacon for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the meat is browned and the onion is translucent; drain excess fat.

  • In a 3 quart casserole dish, combine the vinegar, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, green bell pepper, kidney beans, chili beans, pork and beans and the meat mixture. Stir together until well blended.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, remove from oven and top with the cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Return to oven and bake for 5 to 6 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

779.9 calories; 36.7 g protein; 64.1 g carbohydrates; 106.9 mg cholesterol; 1771.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
This is delicious and addicting. My son has asked for this "at least once a week". I reduce the brown sugar & ketchup to 1/3 cup each otherwise it is a little too sweet. I also leave out the onion and the vinegar. We love it with Doritos or corn chips. Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2006
It was an OK dish. I thought my kids would love it but they didn't touch it! My husband like it. It would be a good potluck recipe. I did have all the ingredients on hand that was a plus. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
This is delicious and addicting. My son has asked for this "at least once a week". I reduce the brown sugar & ketchup to 1/3 cup each otherwise it is a little too sweet. I also leave out the onion and the vinegar. We love it with Doritos or corn chips. Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2003
I followed the recipe exactly except I substituted shredded cheddar cheese for the slices of American. I thought this was absolutely delicious. My husband thought it was very good, but a little too sweet (maybe next time I'll cut back on the brown sugar or not pack it down as much.) The crunchy tortilla chips on top made a good contrast to the beef and bean mixture--I think I'll add an extra 1/2 c. next time. Overall, it was a great recipe considering how easy it was to put together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2005
I was a little skeptical about this recipe - SO many beans! I'm glad I made it though because it is SO good! The mustard/ketchup flavor works so well with the beans and the crunchy topping is a wonderful contrast. My only changes were to add a little garlic powder a splash of hot sauce and I used extra-sharp Cheddar cheese. Thanks so much Angela! (By the way I halved the recipe and there was still probably 4 or 5 servings!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2006
The recipe was really easy to make and very straight forward. The outcome is very tasty and just-a-little-sweet chilli. Aproved! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
Very very good! Family all agree this one is a keeper. Made no changes great as it is. UPDATE: Made this again using leftover baked ham instead of bacon a splash of liquid smoke and a couple cloves of minced garlic. Good recipe as written but just as good with my minor changes. Great recipe on it's own but easy to make your own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2006
We love things with beans and so we reallyloved this recipe. It was very very easy and a great recipe for a quiet evening watching TV. I used Doritos on top and it was fine. Wouldn't change a thing! Have a nice salad with it and you've got a well rounded meal. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2006
It was an OK dish. I thought my kids would love it but they didn't touch it! My husband like it. It would be a good potluck recipe. I did have all the ingredients on hand that was a plus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2009
My three picky kiddos ate this up and loved every bite! I did as some other reviewers suggested and reduced the brown sugar and ketchup to 1/3 cup and it was still a little on the sweet side. Very delicious though and this one is definitely a keeper in our house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2005
I left out the green peppers and will cut the brown sugar to 1/3 cup next time I make it. We have four children who are picky eaters and this went over very well. Read More
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