Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my wife's recipe. I'm not a big bean eater, but this is SOOOOO good!!! IDK where she got it, but I'm putting on the Zaar for safe keeping!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt shortening in a large fry pan.
  2. Brown ground beef, bacon & onion together.
  3. Season to taste with Lawry's Season Salt & Black Pepper.
  4. Drain & discard fat.
  5. Stir in the brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar & dry mustard.
  6. Cover & simmer on med. low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Drain the kidney beans & butter beans. DO NOT drain the baked beans!
  8. Stir the ground beef mixture & all the beans together & place into a 2-3 quart casserole dish & bake uncovered for 40 minutes at 350°.
  9. NOTE: You can place all ingredients into a 4 quart crock pot & simmer for several hours on low instead of baking in oven.
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This is just like my Mom's Three Bean Hotdish recipe...delicious!! I love how simple and yummy this recipe is...I think I could it this everyday if I let myself ;) The only thing I did differently was to leave out the Crisco, I just didn't think it need it and it turned out perfect. Great recipe!!

nkoprince08 February 15, 2011

I made this last night for dinner and it was wonderful! Because of time constraints I didn't have time to bake it. I threw everything in the pan after browning the bacon & beef and let it simmer for 25 min. Tasted great, thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

children from A to Z December 24, 2009