Chuck Wagon Beans

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by RuthlessWr

Another of my husband's favorites. I got this recipe out of a cookbook called "Dining with Pioneers". It's apparently a collection of recipes by a group from Tennessee. This one was submitted by someone named Mae Hallum from Memphis.

Top Review by Susie D

I first spotted the recipe in a issue of "Country" magazine in an article on Dutch Oven Cooking. It being posted here makes it a nice resource. Thank you for posting!

After sauteing the meats, onions, celery, and garlic I ladled everything into a crockpot then added the rest of the ingredients. I drained the beans and cooked on high several hours. The beans were thick and proved to be a hearty meal. They would be excellent campfire fare or after the game food for a cool night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven or other large, heavy, oven proof pot fry bacon until crisp and set aside.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. In the same pan, cook ground beef, onion and celery until meat in brown and the onion and celery are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water.
  5. Add bouillon to meat mixture with the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  6. Cover and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven until hot and bubbly.
  7. Crumble bacon over beans and serve.
  8. This makes a LOT of beans. I usually halve the recipe.

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