Baked beans from a can are great. But baked beans made even heartier with the addition of ground beef and a few other goodies and then baked into a casserole? Well that’s just brilliant. And we have country singer Trisha Yearwood to thank for it. In this recipe, she takes that sweet and savory flavor of baked beans and makes an entire meal of it. It’s easy, it’s hearty, and it’s truly good eatin’.
Serves 12 | 15m prep time | 55m cook time
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
2 (16 oz each) cans pork and beans
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons brown sugar
6 to 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the onions and bell pepper until no longer pink.
Add pork and beans, barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer and let cook 5 minutes.
Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and sprinkle bacon over the top.
Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes.
Remove foil and let bake 10 minutes more.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!