This combination of hamburger, beans, and bacon over biscuits will bring out the cowboy in anyone. It has become a family favorite. It is so easy to make, and we love to make it when we're camping.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain, and cut into bite size pieces. Set aside. Add hamburger and onion to the skillet, and cook until no longer pink, and the onion is tender. Drain.

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  • Stir bacon, baked beans and barbeque sauce into the ground beef, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, and place biscuits in a single layer over the top of the mixture. Cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the biscuits are done. Place two biscuits on each plate, and spoon beans over.

Nutrition Facts

601 calories; protein 32.8g; carbohydrates 62g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 84mg; sodium 1580mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (256)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2005
We used this recipe camping, and it was great after a long hike! Instead of biscuts, we used sourdough rolls and cut out the centers to make bread bowls. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2003
This reciped turned out very well. I made some big changes to suit various dietary preferences (used Morning Star "ground beef" and left the bacon and biscuits out which I was concerned about doing) but it was very tasty. It reminded me of a sloppy joe with a mesquite twist. It was even better the next day. Cooked as it was without the biscuits we just ate it plain with a fork but it would be great on buns. Thanks! Read More
(24)
329 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 176
  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
We used this recipe camping, and it was great after a long hike! Instead of biscuts, we used sourdough rolls and cut out the centers to make bread bowls. Yum! Read More
(145)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
try it over cornbread....AMAZING! Read More
(118)
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2005
Very good. I made it at home in an iron skillet and placed drop biscuits on top and then finished off in the oven to ensure browning. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2005
I made it once and it's now in high demand our annual family camping trip! I cooked it up at home and froze it in freezer baggies so it would keep in the cooler and then just heated it up on the camp site. I too made the biscuits separately so they wouldn't turn out like dumplings. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
Tried this recipe twice. First time I made the mistake of using a shallow skillet that I use to brown all my meat. I ran into problems when I put on the biscuits. They pushed the lid up and made them not cook as well. Second time I used a deep frying pan and the recipe was much better for it. It allowed the biscuit to cook better. They came out somewhere between a fully cooked biscuit and a dumpling. I used a 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and sprinkled the top with shredded cheddar cheese. This is a really popular recipe now in my house. Absolutley wonderful!!! Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
My family has been making a recipe almost identical to this one for years. The only difference is we used a biscuit and baking mix (such as bisquick)for the topping and when the biscuit mixture was browned we would melt cheddar cheese over the top. I think I'll give it a try with the canned biscuits. Either way it's a 5 star for me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2005
good easy and fast. As per other reviews i mixed everything and simmered for a few minutes stovetop then popped in the oven in a 13x9 pan after topping with biscuits (my biscuit can was actually 15 oz the "Grands" kind hence the larger cassorole dish). Baked about 15 min at 375 then just shut off the oven and let it set for a while...also added s&P a dash of hot sauce steak sauce ketchup and a little br sugar. nothing special or exciting but didn't claim to be...this is a great "I worked lated and I'm POOPED" dinner:) excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
This was amazing!! I used kc materpiece original bbq sauce and added more than the recipe called for to which made it more saucy and "gravy like" instead of just ground beef and bean mixture. I baked my biscuits according to package directions so they would get brown and to make sure they were cooked through. My fiance LOVED this dish!! He made sure I saved the recipe and has already asked me to make it next week!! It was super simple!! One thing I also added was salt pepper and garlic powder to my onion and beef mix when it was browning up just adding a little more flavor but like I said this was amazing and easy I loved it and will definitely be making again!! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2004
This recipe is really good. I added more BBQ sauce to make it more flavorful. I also would recomend cooking the biscuits seperately to make them brown. I live in AK. and the biscuits just don't brown in the skillet. If you like a more dumpling like recipe then the skillet would be okay. All in all this is one of the best recipes that we as a family have had. Thanks for sharing it with us Nickie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2003
This reciped turned out very well. I made some big changes to suit various dietary preferences (used Morning Star "ground beef" and left the bacon and biscuits out which I was concerned about doing) but it was very tasty. It reminded me of a sloppy joe with a mesquite twist. It was even better the next day. Cooked as it was without the biscuits we just ate it plain with a fork but it would be great on buns. Thanks! Read More
(24)
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