Mom's Chuckwagon Beans

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Musical Joy

One of my Mom's most requested recipes. Great for large family gatherings, pot-lucks and cookouts! This is very hearty; not mushy at all. I've actually made this for a main dish since it's so filing. Enjoy!

Top Review by Slpee1

Everyone loves when we bring these to cookouts! If the picture comes through - that is the batch we just made. I omit the granular sugar but add all the bacon drippings (what a nice word for all that grease haha). The serving size mentioned doesn't quite match my servings. This size batch will do a side serving of 8-10 or 4-6 very hearty (using as the meal) servings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon.
  2. Brown ground beef with the diced onion.
  3. Place first 3 items in a large oven roaster (I use an Enamelware roaster).
  4. To this, add the 3 cans of beans; do not drain beans.
  5. Mix all other ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  6. Pour over meat and beans and stir well.
  7. Bake at 350 for 1 hour covered.
  8. Remove lid or foil and bake for 20 more minutes.

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