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Ground Beef Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


2 casseroles (12 servings each)

"I serve this hearty ground beef and bean bake with a tossed salad and some crusty bread for a balanced one-pot meal," relates Louann Sherbach of Wantagh, New York. "It's nice to have this casserole in the freezer for those nights when there's no time to cook."
Ground Beef Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cans (15-3/4 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Transfer to 2 greased 2-qt. baking dishes. Cover and freeze 1 dish for up to 3 months.
  2. Cover and bake the second dish at 400° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, 10-15 minutes longer.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator. Cover and bake at 400° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, 15-20 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 157 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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