Chopped Meat and Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a simple, homey recipe passed down from my grandmother. She made it with ground beef but it can be made with any ground meat you like. I make it exclusively now with ground turkey.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the bacon in a large pan over medium heat. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  2. Saute the chopped meat, onion, peppers and garlic in the bacon renderings until the meat is browned.
  3. Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch bits and add to the meat.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and beans.
  5. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 20-30 minutes.
  6. Serve over white rice.


Most Helpful

Can't believe someone else had this. My sister & I would eat this on Friday nights. My father would make it a bit less complicated. It actually was just chopped meat & campbells pork & beans. Sometimes with onion and pepper, but mostly plain. Brought back some great memories.Thank You.

pete_mcnamara January 22, 2015

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