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Western-Style Baked Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 3+ hrs

Western-Style Baked Beans

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"My husband does not like baked beans but can't get enough of these. They are loaded with a variety of meats and get a little bit of sweetness from molasses and brown sugar. If you don't have a slow cooker, you can bake them in the oven until heated through. "

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Original recipe makes 1 gallon Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 10 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 25 mins

Directions

  1. Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off grease and transfer the beef to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Stir in the baked beans, bacon, ham, onion, chili powder, ketchup, brown sugar and molasses. If it seems thick, stir in the water. Cover and cook on High for 3 hours or cook for 6 to 8 hours on Low.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2008

AS A BAKED BEANAHOLIC, I CAN SAY THESE WERE ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I FOLLOWED THE RECIPE TO THE T [CAN'T UNDERSTAND CHANGING A RECIPE UNTIL YOU'VE TRIED IT]& IT WAS EASY, DELICIOUS, & MAKES A LOT. IT IS INDEED A MEAL IN ITSELF, & A SLICE OF FRESH BREAD/BUTTER MAKES IT TRUE COMFORT FOOD! THANKS FOR A TRUE KEEPER!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 11, 2009

Very disappointing. I followed the recipe exactly and it still tasted like beans right out of the can---with a lot of meat added. Very time consuming and not at all worth the effort.

 
May 11, 2008

LOVED this recipe!! I did make one substitution and that was for the ham (didn't have). I used finely chopped bbq pork. For the ground beef, I had some leftover hot dog sauce (Grandpa' Classic Coney Dog Sauce recipe) that I used. I've made many baked beans recipes and my guests and I really liked the flavors this dish had. It's almost a meal by itself. I had always cooked my beans in the oven for at least an hour prior to this recipe. I really liked the ease of putting all the ingredients into the crockpot and letting cook on high for 2 hours. Next time, I will add the water as needed after stirring occasionally for a thicker sauce. Can't wait to make these again for our next big BBQ bash!

 
Apr 12, 2011

I added a bag of "bean meat", leftover scraps of smoked brisket and smoked pork butt I always save and freeze after slicing a brisket or pulling a butt for pulled pork. Then I cooked these on my smoker with pecan, stirring frequently to impart nice smokey flavor. GOOD EATS MAYNARD!!!

 
Jun 30, 2009

These are soooo delish!!! I have made these several times & I always get so many compliments on them! I have used smoked sausage and ham, in addition to the bacon & ground beef. Just so yummy!

 
Jul 27, 2008

This was very good..tho next time I will add sliced sausage as the ham was dry and not very tasty. Will definatly make again.

 
Jul 05, 2011

WOW--- wow, wow, wow!!!! What a dish! I followed it to the letter....except, I had smoked a beef brisket yesterday, and couldn't resist chopping and adding some to these beans! These are delicious! My husband will go crazy when he tastes these! It really is a meal in itself. I think I am going to make some coleslaw and good crusty bread or Texas toast to go with it! This will feed a crowd! I have tried similar meat and bean recipes, but this recipe 'rocks'!! I'll make this again and again!!! Thank you so much to the person who posted this!!!

 
Jul 21, 2008

Great recipe. It took a long time to put together, but disappeared fast at a potluck. I overheard quite a few people saying, "who brought those great beans?" I may use this recipe for every potluck I attend in the future! Thanks.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 617 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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