My 17 year old has always loved this recipe, so it's been a mainstay in my family for many years. A great summer potluck dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 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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  • Place bacon in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Place the ground beef and onion in the Dutch oven. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onion is tender.

  • Return bacon to the Dutch oven. Mix in the drained pork and beans, pork and beans with liquid, kidney beans, and lima beans. Stir in the barbeque sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and liquid smoke. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Cover Dutch oven, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 23mg; sodium 930.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
These are the best baked beans in the world! I left out the limas(don't like them) and depending on picky eaters can use onion powder in place of onions. O.K. I'm back (4/8/07)Tried them with limas Surprise! they are still the best. Used Apple flavored liquid smoke. Good enough to be a bean stew (add diced tomatoes and chopped green peppers) This is a meal in a beanpot! Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2010
Sorry to say it but these weren't the best beans I've eaten. Made them on Sunday for a small party and no one even commented on them. Aunt Ro's Beans on this website were waaaay better. Read More
(5)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
These are the best baked beans in the world! I left out the limas(don't like them) and depending on picky eaters can use onion powder in place of onions. O.K. I'm back (4/8/07)Tried them with limas Surprise! they are still the best. Used Apple flavored liquid smoke. Good enough to be a bean stew (add diced tomatoes and chopped green peppers) This is a meal in a beanpot! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
These are delicious! I cooked everything up the night before and put it in my crockpot. The next morning I put them on low for about 5 hours. They were a real hit! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2005
These beans are excellent! I put mine in the crock pot for nine hours and served with cornbread for a delicious main course meal. Also it is possible to substitute ketchup for the barbeque sauce just increase the vinegar to 3T. and the smoke flavoring to 1T. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
These beans were scrumptious; everyone in the family ate them and asked for more! They would be a great addition to a potluck. I had to sub black beans for the lima beans but other than that I followed the recipe as directed adding the optional liquid smoke. These will be a staple in our bean loving family! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2005
I made this recipe for a potluck and let me tewll you these are the best beans ive ever had!!I still cant beleive i made something hat tastes this good! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
This recipe was great! I also left out the Lima beans and added a touch of extra bacon beef and brown sugar. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
I made this for a family reunion. It was super easy to throw together before the party and everyone loved it. I was asked for the recipe by many people at the party! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2007
Excellent baked Beans! I had to come up with a way of baking them since I don't have a Dutch oven. I used a 12 X 9. Covered and baked at 375 degrees for 1 hr. 15. It turned out very good. I left the Lima Beans out as well. It really made a lot. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2006
I am not a fan of lima beans in baked beans but I thought I had to try this one. The only thing I changed was the meat as I had ground turkey in the freezer instead of beef. I made this on Sat for a potluck on Tues. I definitely will keep this recipe handy. It was very easy and the flavor very good. (Even if it did have lima beans in it!! teehee) Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2010
Sorry to say it but these weren't the best beans I've eaten. Made them on Sunday for a small party and no one even commented on them. Aunt Ro's Beans on this website were waaaay better. Read More
(5)
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