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Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush’s Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.



Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a simple and delicious comfort food recipe.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

This hearty dish loaded with hamburger meat, bacon and baked beans is sure to be a family favourite.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

This baked beans recipe takes about an hour from start to finish and serves six people as a main dish.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this barbecue beef and beans recipe, I started by dropping some chopped bacon into a large skillet over medium-high heat.

I cooked the bacon pieces until they were brown and crispy.

crispy bacon pieces in a skillet

I used a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon pieces to a paper towel lined plate.

cooked bacon pieces on a paper towel lined plate

Then I dropped some lean ground beef into the skillet still over medium-high heat.

raw ground beef in a skillet

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

ground beef cooking in a skillet

Once the ground beef was fully cooked, I drained the grease from the skillet.

cooked ground beef in a skillet

I added some minced garlic to the skillet.

minced garlic added to skillet with cooked ground beef

I stirred well and cooked the garlic for one minute.

cooked ground beef in a skillet with minced garlic

Then I added some diced onions and diced red and green bell peppers to the skillet.

diced onions and diced red and green bell peppers on top of cooked ground beef in a skillet

I stirred well and continued cooking until the onions were translucent.

bell peppers, onions and cooked ground beef in a skillet

Then I reduced the heat to low and added three cans of Bush’s Original baked beans to the skillet.

Bush's baked beans on top of ground beef and bell pepper mixture in a skillet

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

baked beans, ground beef and bell pepper mixture in a skillet

I added some Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar barbecue sauce to the skillet.

I also added some ketchup, brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and onion powder to the skillet.

barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, onion powder, salt and pepper on top of ground beef and bean mixture in a skillet

I stirred until all of the ingredients were well combined.

ground beef, bell pepper, beans and barbecue sauce mixture in a skillet

I greased a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.

greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish

I poured the bean mixture in the baking dish and spread it out evenly.

ground beef, bell peppers, baked bean and barbecue sauce mixture in a baking dish

I sprinkled the cooked bacon pieces over the bean mixture in the baking dish.

cooked bacon pieces on top of ground beef, bell pepper and bean mixture in a baking dish

I covered the dish with aluminum foil.

foil covered casserole dish

Then I placed the dish in the oven and baked the beans, covered, for forty minutes.

After forty minutes I removed the dish from the oven.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

I allowed the baked beans to rest for ten minutes to allow the sauce to thicken up.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

 

Then the baked beans with ground beef were ready to serve.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

 

This tasty barbecue dish is great as a main but can also be served as a side dish with a variety of meals.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

This comforting dish combines the rustic charm of slow-cooked baked beans with the savory goodness of perfectly seasoned ground beef.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

The result is a mouthwatering fusion of textures and flavors that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey.

If you are looking for delicious ground beef dinner recipe, then you need to try these Baked Beans with Ground Beef!

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Baked Beans with Ground Beef:

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 x 16oz cans of Bush’s Original Baked Beans
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar barbecue sauce (or your favourite sweet barbecue sauce)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

How to Make Baked Beans with Ground Beef:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Drop the chopped bacon pieces into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the bacon pieces until browned and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon pieces to a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Add the ground beef to the skillet still over medium-high heat.
  5. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks. Once the ground beef is cooked, drain the grease from the skillet.
  6. Add the minced garlic to the skillet. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add the diced onions and bell peppers to the skillet. Stir and cook until the onions are translucent.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and add the baked beans to the skillet. Stir well.
  9. Add the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and onion powder to the skillet.
  10. Stir until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  11. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  12. Place the cooked bacon pieces on top.
  13. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  14. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  15. After 40 minutes remove the dish from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken up.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

FAQS:

How should I store Baked Beans with Ground Beef?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

What should I serve with Baked Beans with Ground Beef?

Baked beans with ground beef can be a hearty and flavorful dish on its own, but if you’re looking to complement it with other items, here are some suggestions:

  1. Cornbread: A classic choice to serve with baked beans. The sweetness of cornbread pairs well with the savory flavors of the beans and beef.
  2. Rice: White or brown rice can be a simple and versatile side dish to go with baked beans. It helps balance out the flavors and adds a different texture.
  3. Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes can be a comforting addition, providing a contrast in texture to the beans and beef.
  4. Biscuits: Serve your baked beans with freshly baked biscuits. They are easy to make and great for soaking up the delicious sauce.
  5. Grilled Vegetables: Add some color and nutritional value with a side of grilled vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or asparagus.
  6. Cole Slaw: A cool and crunchy coleslaw can provide a refreshing contrast to the warm and savory baked beans.
  7. Green Salad: A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette can add freshness and balance to the meal.
  8. Macaroni and Cheese: For a comforting and indulgent side, consider serving baked beans with macaroni and cheese.
  9. Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Roasted sweet potatoes can offer a sweet and savory combination that complements the flavors of the dish.
  10. Cucumber Salad: A light cucumber salad with dill and vinegar can be a refreshing side that cuts through the richness of the beans and beef.

Choose a side dish based on your preferences and the occasion. These options provide a range of flavors and textures to enhance your meal with baked beans and ground beef.

Yield: 6 servings

Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a hearty dinner recipe loaded with red and green bell peppers, onions, bacon and Bush's Original baked beans all baked together in a sweet and savoury barbecue sauce.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 x 16oz cans of Bush's Original Baked Beans
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar barbecue sauce (or your favourite sweet barbecue sauce)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Drop the chopped bacon pieces into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the bacon pieces until browned and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon pieces to a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Add the ground beef to the skillet still over medium-high heat.
  5. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks. Once the ground beef is cooked, drain the grease from the skillet.
  6. Add the minced garlic to the skillet. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add the diced onions and bell peppers to the skillet. Stir and cook until the onions are translucent.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and add the baked beans to the skillet. Stir well.
  9. Add the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and onion powder to the skillet.
  10. Stir until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  11. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  12. Place the cooked bacon pieces on top.
  13. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  14. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  15. After 40 minutes remove the dish from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken up.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1615mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 10gSugar: 64gProtein: 39g

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Candace Caddell

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

I am going to make this! It's a better version than one I've made before. The only change I'll make is to use Baby Ray's sugar free BBQ sauce. I try really hard to avoid high fructose corn syrup, and the last time I checked the Sweet Baby ray's ingredients, it was the first ingredient. :(

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