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Loaded Baked Beans

These Loaded Baked Beans get mixed with ground beef, bell pepper, brown sugar, onion, and bacon and are baked for hours until they’re rich and thick!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked beans
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 289kcal
Cost: $15.37

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • mixing bowl
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 9x13-inch baking dish
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

BEAN MIXTURE:

  • 4 28 ounce cans of pork & beans
  • 1 pound lean ground beef cooked and drained
  • Half of an onion diced
  • Half of green bell pepper diced
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar divided
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

CANDIED BACON:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

GARNISH:

  • Chopped parsley optional

Instructions

PREP OVEN:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

MIX BEAN MIXTURE:

  • In a large bowl, add browned and drained ground beef, all four cans of beans, onion, bell pepper, 1 cup of brown sugar, ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix until combined.

MAKE BACON:

  • Lay out bacon on a parchment-lined rimmed sheet pan.
  • Mix ½ cup of brown sugar with ½ teaspoon of pepper and sprinkle all over the bacon.
  • Bake the bacon until it is just cooked and just starting to get crispy about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the bacon from the oven.

BAKE THE BEANS:

  • Put the baked bean mixture into a large oven-proof skillet or 9x13 baking dish.
  • Top the baked beans with the bacon slices.
  • Bake for up to 2 hours. The length of baking time depends on how you like your beans. If you want a thicker, stickier bean, leave it in 2 or more hours. If you like saucier beans, then cook for 1 ½ hour.
  • Remove the beans from the oven and serve with chopped parsley (optional).

SLOW COOKER VARIATION:

  • To make these in your slow cooker, pour the bean mixture into your slow cooker and top with the cooked bacon. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg