Memorial Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for a side dish to feed your guests, you will love this recipe for Old Settlers’ Baked Beans. It’s a perfect compliment to burgers, ribs, steaks and more.
My sister-in-law gave me this recipe a few years ago and since then this is my go to recipe for baked beans. Obviously I must have been under a rock as I went to share it with a friend and she looked at me like I had two heads. She said that she had been making this recipe for a long time and that it’s been around for forever!
Sure enough – she was right! I looked it up and found a ton of recipes – all with the same name. They were all almost identical – maybe a few with slight variations.
I am not sure where the original recipe came from – but, I think this version is just amazing. It is sure to be a hit at your cookout and it will feed a very large group. You can even double the recipe if you have an really large number of folks to feed.
With all the meat, bacon and beans – it’s almost a meal by itself!
- ½ pound ground beef
- ½ lb. bacon, chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can kidney beans (drained)
- 1 can pork and beans (drained)
- 1 can butter beans (drained)
- 1 can pinto beans (drained)
- ⅓ cup brown sugar (packed)
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup catsup
- ¼ cup barbeque sauce
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown the ground beef, bacon and onion then drain.
- Mix the meat mixture with the remaining ingredients.
- Bake in 9 X 13 baking dish for approximately one hour.
Just wow. And now that our computer is de-fragmented and not as slow, I will be one your website(s) daily.
I double the meats, 3 cans each of the beans(drained), I leave out the black pepper, chili powder, salt and the catsup, then prepare as per this recipe. I put it in a crock pot for a few hours rather than the oven. always a big hit at work when we do the company bbq.
I make mine a little spicier , leave out the molasses and white sugar and add chipotle peppers with the adobe sauce and some extra cayenne pepper and splash of hot sauce !! Delicious ! The heat creeps up and it’s not too overwhelmed the brown sugar balances it out nicely
Love this recipe! You can leave out the bacon if you are in a hurry and it is still full of flavor! I also leave out the chilli powder.
Love this recipe, I double the meat and cook in a crockpot as well and add a can of Hot Rotell for a little spice and it’s always a huge hit at get togethers.