This is one of my favorite cookout side dishs! My Aunt Char makes these all the time and I finaly got the recipe from her! They are a great side dish with hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad...the list goes on and they are yummy!
- Fry bacon until crisp.
- Fry ground beef in fat until tender.
- Combine onion, ketchup, salt, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and partly drain beans in a 3 quart oven container.
- Mix well.
- Add hamburger and crumbled bacon.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
This recipe is awesome! I put all the ingredients in the crockpot and set it on low for 3 hours. My husband is a huge fan of baked beans and said these are the best he has ever tasted.
I made these for my husband to take to work for a pre-Thanksgiving pot luck. Major hit...glad I didn't 'keep it simple, and just make beans' as he asked. They went so fast that they were gone before he got to them, and I made a BIG batch! I DOUBLED the recipe and made a couple of small changes; I didn't double the ground beef, using 1 1/2 lbs total. I browned the ground beef in the bacon fat, (Had to take off my *Food Police* hat for that one!) adding the onion and about 1/2 tsp garlic powder half way to done. Then I drained any extra fat before adding it to the rest of the recipe. I used 9 slices bacon and 1 cup of brown sugar-it was plenty sweet. I also added a can of tomato sauce and a can of drained black beans for more color. Also, a teaspoon of Liquid Smoke gave a nice touch of flavor. I drained all beans except the pork and beans. I saved the liquid from the kidney beans in case it got too dry while baking, but I didn't need it. This recipe is a keeper for many reasons; it's quick, economical, looks pretty and best of all, tastes great! Thanks Jen.