Best of the West Bean Bake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by NancysFancies

Hearty & satisfying side dish for summer cookouts or Super Bowl parties. A one-pot wonder that makes a huge kettle-full. Fantastic when reheated the next day too!

Top Review by kellychris

These were GREAT! I did 1/2 tsp. mesquite flavored liquid smoke b/c I used turkey bacon and wasn't sure that would be enough "smoky flavor". That worked perfectly. Will make these again!! made for BB tag,2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In ovenproof kettle, cook beef, bacon, and onion over moderate heat, stirring to break up lumps for about 20 minutes or until beef is no longer pink & bacon is slightly crisp. Transfer to a large strainer to drain the grease & then return to the kettle. Add ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, molasses, chili powder, & six cans of beans. Stir until well combined.
  3. Note: you can modify the types beans to your liking. I don't use kidney beans myself; however you can add them in place of the pink ones. Can't really go wrong with whatever kind you chose!
  4. Bake mixture, covered, in middle of oven for at least an hour. Serves about 20 as a side dish.

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