Best Western Beans

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by closet chef in ma

Great doctored baked bean recipe. Found this in an old hand-made school recipe booklet. Always requested at cookouts. Great the first day, better the second. Use only the molasses based beans not the ketchup style.

Top Review by CJAY8248

Great doctored bean recipe. I made it as written and it turned out very nice. I thought it tasted super as soon as it cooled enough to sample. I'm serving it tomorrow so we'll see just how much it improves in flavor. I really can't imagine it being any better than it was right out of the oven. Thanks so much for sharing. This certainly is a keeper! Made for PAC Spring 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion (med chopped)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can baked beans (Boston style)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can baked beans (Boston style)
  • 13 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 -1 12 cup ketchup
  • salt and pepper


  1. Brown beef with onions seasoned with salt and pepper until no longer pink. Drain. Mix in 2 cans of beans (undrained), sugar, vinegar and ketchup. Put in an ovenware dish, cover and bake for 1 hour at 350. I usually make this the day before and reheat to serve.

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