Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
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!
- 1 lb ground beef, browned
- 1 medium diced onion
- 1⁄2 lb bacon, cook crisp and save drippings
- 1 (16 ounce) can great northern beans
- 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans
- 1 (16 ounce) canpork n' beans
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- Cook bacon.
- Brown ground beef with the diced onion.
- Place first 3 items in a large oven roaster (I use an Enamelware roaster).
- To this, add the 3 cans of beans; do not drain beans.
- Mix all other ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Pour over meat and beans and stir well.
- Bake at 350 for 1 hour covered.
- Remove lid or foil and bake for 20 more minutes.
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.
I love this. I added a chopped green peper and a can of butter beans. The directions don't say to drain the beans or not, I elected to drain mine. I also added about a tsp of liquid smoke and a tsp of vinegar to the mixture. Very very good for potlucks.
Liked this very much! great for side dish to steak or burgers