Kidney beans, baked beans and butter beans are combined with ground beef, bacon and onion and baked. It's thick, hearty, and pretty tasty too! This can also be done in a slow cooker.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the ground beef, bacon and onion together until ground beef is no longer pink. Drain fat.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the kidney beans, baked beans with pork and butter beans. Stir in the ketchup, white vinegar, dry mustard, brown sugar and cook beef mixture. Mix thoroughly, adding salt and pepper to taste.

  • Pour the bean and meat mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

617 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 69.2g 22% DV; fat 26.1g 40% DV; cholesterol 74.9mg 25% DV; sodium 1089.1mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
This is an excellent main dish. In my opinion, it is not a side dish as I saw someone else thought it should be used for. But, I do make it a bit different and don't know if it's better because of the changes. I fry the bacon seperate from the ground beef and cook it until crisp, but not burnt. Then I brown the ground beef. It will take longer then cooking them together, but recipe is very good when the bacon is cooked crisp. I also mix the brown sugar (1 C) with the ketchup to form a sauce. I then mix all the ingredients. I also do not use mustard or vinegar and it is always a huge hit! I saw some commented that they disliked the butter beans. Although I like the butter beans I always try to find baby butter beans since there not so big. Really much better in this dish then regular butter beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2007
I have this recipe from a church cookbook that is really good, the only differance is to use only 1/2 c. brown sugar & instead of baked beans use a can of chili beans that will make a differance in the sweetness Read More
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
This is an excellent main dish. In my opinion, it is not a side dish as I saw someone else thought it should be used for. But, I do make it a bit different and don't know if it's better because of the changes. I fry the bacon seperate from the ground beef and cook it until crisp, but not burnt. Then I brown the ground beef. It will take longer then cooking them together, but recipe is very good when the bacon is cooked crisp. I also mix the brown sugar (1 C) with the ketchup to form a sauce. I then mix all the ingredients. I also do not use mustard or vinegar and it is always a huge hit! I saw some commented that they disliked the butter beans. Although I like the butter beans I always try to find baby butter beans since there not so big. Really much better in this dish then regular butter beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
Wow, awesome recipe. I made this for a BBQ I went to and everyone wanted the recipe. I used 2 cans of baked beans in chile sauce which I did not drain. I drained the two other cans of beans, one was kidney, one was pinto. I used a pound of bacon, fried it crisp and crumbled it into the beans when everything was mixed. In the bacon grease, I sauteed 1/2 cup onion, 1/2 cup green pepper, and 1/2 cup red pepper. My family loved it and I am making it for the third time in two weeks. My older sons fought over who was taking the little bit of leftovers home. You have to try it!! Easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
I have a very similar recipe that I have been making for years. It was given to me by a friend. It is the best potluck/barbeque recipe! Everyone loves it. I usually use this instead of traditional baked beans. It is a meal in itself. Very good in a crock pot too however I still like to cook it mostly in the oven then finish in a crock pot for potlucks. The taste is better in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
Great recipe however you don't need to use nearly that much sugar. Also drain your kidney and butter beans slightly or you will have too much liquid. BBQ beans work great in place of baked beans with pork...something I can't find here in Africa. Make extra and freeze you will be glad you did. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2007
I have this recipe from a church cookbook that is really good, the only differance is to use only 1/2 c. brown sugar & instead of baked beans use a can of chili beans that will make a differance in the sweetness Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
This is a great recipe.... can also be made in a crock pot (cook approx 4-6 hours on high) instead of being baked. Provides a great aroma through-out the house all day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
i also add to this recipe cut up red and green pepper and I use what ever beans I have in the cabinet. I have made it with ground turkey and turkey bacon before and it came out just as good. I have made this recipe for years for hunting camp and picnics and it always disappears even if people swear they don't like beans!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2011
these beans were absolutley delicious!!! we've made them three times already! they are flavorful, easy , and are always eaten up super fast! the only thing i would suggest is to bake the beans for the half the time, covered, and the other half take the cover off and let some of the liquid drain off. if u leave the cover off the whole time they will be to thick, and if it is on the whole time there will be to much liquid. another suggestion, this casserole works great with any kind of bean, so don't bother with specifics, just use what's on hand. hope this helps Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
I only had 1/3 cup of brown sugar and I forgot to put in the mustard but this dish still turned out very good. I drained my beans for a thicker consistency and served it as a main dish with cornbread. Read More
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