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Big-Batch Baked Beans

"All in the family" is how Kathy Herron describes her tasty baked beans. "My mom got the recipe from my aunt, then shared it with me when she saw how much my husband enjoyed the dish. It's great to take to potlucks and picnics," jots Kathy from Jamestown, New York.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (55 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until beans reach desired thickness.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 253 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 781mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 8g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Jul 8, 2012

    Excellent recipe, but I felt like it was missing something...maybe add a little Worcestershire sauce next time.

  • pajamaangel
    May 11, 2012

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  • cjbtea
    Jun 9, 2010

    I make this again and again; mainstay. It's my absolute favorite baked beans recipe for my family and parties.

  • lakewoodparts3
    Mar 7, 2008

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  • Denice
    Dec 14, 2005

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