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Baked Beans with Hamburger

hamburger baked beans
Baked Beans

Baked beans are always popular at barbecues and other outdoor gatherings. You can always heat and eat baked beans, but they’re much better if they’re doctored up a bit. This is one of my favorite recipes for baked beans.

Barbecue Baked Beans with Hamburger

  • 2 lbs hamburger – browned and drained (ground turkey or deer can be used)
  • 1 pkg onion soup mix
  • 1 12 oz bottle ketchup (or barbecue sauce)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 T yellow hot dog mustard
  • 4 tsp vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large cans pork and beans (the inexpensive kind are just fine)


Put the browned beef in a big bowl and then add the other ingredients. The order is not critical. Just pour everything in the bowl. You could do this right in the baking dish, but it makes the edges look messy and any little splashes on the sides then turn dark colored or burned.

Mix well.

Bake uncovered in a pretty good sized baking dish (9 x 11 or so). Spraying the pan with a bit of Pam spray helps on clean up later.

Cook for 1 to 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees.

This recipe makes a big pan of beans. If you’re cooking for the family, you probably want to cut ingredients in half, unless you have a lot of bean baked bean fans. Baked beans do reheat fine though, so you could make the big dish and use it for more than one meal.

This recipe comes from Crossroads Advent Christian Church in the Appalachian Mountains. My Pop-paw helped build the church many years ago. Grandma passed on the recipe from one of her friends.


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