Baked Beans With Ground Beef

Baked Beans With Ground Beef

Baked Beans With Ground Beef

Have you ever struggled to find the perfect dish for your summer cookouts that everyone can enjoy, even those who prefer a heartier meal?

Southern style baked beans with ground beef might just be your best solution, offering a delicious, meaty, and smoky addition to any barbecue or family gathering.

Growing up, our family gatherings were famous for my Aunt’s classic casserole dishes. One of the most anticipated was her spicy baked beans with ground beef.

It was the perfectly balanced dish that could stand alone or complement any grilled meats, from hot dogs to grilled kabobs.

She would start with canned beans, then add finely ground beef, a touch of bbq sauce for that smoky sweetness, and a dash of secret spices that made her recipe downright irresistible.

Every summer, as soon as she pulled that casserole out of the oven, everyone knew it was time to line up with their plates ready.

The hearty texture and rich flavors of this dish not only make it a perfect side or main course but also a beloved classic at our house.

It’s become such an essential part of our gatherings that no cookout is complete without it.

Whenever I now make this dish for my own friends and family, it’s like sharing a piece of home.

It guarantees smiles and satisfied appetites, ensuring that no one ever leaves the table hungry.

Southern style baked beans with ground beef

Hearty Canned Baked Beans With Ground Beef Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Three 15-ounce cans baked beans, drained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain the excess grease and set the beef aside.
  2. Bake or fry the bacon until it is crispy. Once cooled, crumble or chop it into small pieces.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or directly in a slow cooker, combine the drained baked beans, cooked ground beef, crispy bacon, chopped onions, sugar, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and vinegar. Stir well to mix all the ingredients.

Cooking Options

  1. Slow Cooker: Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or on low for 2-3 hours.
  2. Stovetop: Simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Oven: Transfer to a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 1 hour.

Canned Baked Beans With Ground Beef

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