Baked Beans With Ground Beef: Made The Easy Way

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Baked beans with ground beef is a southern style baked beans recipe made to be a one pot meal that’s something quick for the family.

Baked beans with ground beef

People love Dr Pepper baked beans but don’t know that baked beefs with ground beef is where the enhanced baked bean craze all started.

Also known as southern style baked beans this recipe was designed to feed many people with a small budget. You have all the needed nutrients from a little fat to fiber and protein.

Some people think just tossing barbecue sauce is enough and maybe for them it is. However, I am going to show you a way to spruce up your baked beans with ground beef a little more.

How To Make Baked Beans With Ground Beef

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  • Lean ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Baked beans
  • Brown sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Green bell pepper
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Mustard
Baked beans with ground beef

Making the baked beans with ground beef recipe

  1. Before starting, prep all the ingredients because cooking on the stove top will move fast. Now, use a dutch oven or an oven safe pot on medium heat add a little oil. Then, toss in and cook the ground beef.
  2. Now, when the ground beef is almost done toss in diced onion and diced green bell pepper. Season everything lightly with salt and black pepper. Cook the onions until fragrant and translucent. If the mix looks dry be sure to add a little more oil since you are using lean beef.
  3. Next, lower the heat to medium and add in the cans of baked beans. Then, add in the remaining ingredients. Stir everything together.
  4. Place in preheated oven for an hour. Remove from oven and give everything a stir. Allow to cool before serving.
  5. Quick tip, the longer you leave the beans in the oven the thicker they get. If an hour isn’t long enough due to oven temperature you can always add more time to adjust for the differences in ovens.

Variations of the recipe

  • Bacon, some people love to add bacon and for good reason. You can leave the lid off and cook the bacon over the top of the baked beans or my favorite is to add chopped bacon right before serving. This promises you crispy bacon in every bite rather than baking the bacon with the recipe and it becoming soggy.
  • Adding ketchup, I only recommend ketchup if you’re not using barbecue sauce. There’s no point for ketchup when most barbecue sauces have a base of ketchup.
  • Peppers, green bell peppers are classic but adding in hotter peppers like jalapeño or sweeter peppers like banana and red bell pepper all taste amazing.
Baked beans with ground beef

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What meat goes best with baked beans?

In this recipe the ground meat is included in the recipe. But, swapping the ground meat for steak bites or even chicken is a great idea that keeps the protein in the meal.

How to serve baked beans for dinner?

This baked beans with ground beef is meal all in itself. You have everything you need with carbs and protein. But, below I will add some fun dishes to serve along with the baked beans.

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Baked beans with ground beef

Baked Beans With Ground Beef

Baked beans with ground beef is a southern style baked beans recipe made to be a one pot meal that's something quick for the family.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 28 oz cans of baked beans
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Before starting, prep all the ingredients because cooking on the stove top will move fast. Now, use a dutch oven or an oven safe pot on medium heat add a little oil. Then, toss in and cook the ground beef.
  • Now, when the ground beef is almost done toss in diced onion and diced green bell pepper. Season everything lightly with salt and black pepper. Cook the onions until fragrant and translucent. If the mix looks dry be sure to add a little more oil since you are using lean beef.
  • Next, lower the heat to medium and add in the cans of baked beans. Then, add in the remaining ingredients. Stir everything together.
  • Place in preheated oven for an hour. Remove from oven and give everything a stir. Allow to cool before serving.
  • Quick tip, the longer you leave the beans in the oven the thicker they get. If an hour isn't long enough due to oven temperature you can always add more time to adjust for the differences in ovens.
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