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Ryan's Favorite Beans Recipe
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Ryan's Favorite Beans

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"My 17 year old has always loved this recipe, so it's been a mainstay in my family for many years. A great summer potluck dish."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Place the ground beef and onion in the Dutch oven. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onion is tender.
  3. Return bacon to the Dutch oven. Mix in the drained pork and beans, pork and beans with liquid, kidney beans, and lima beans. Stir in the barbeque sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and liquid smoke. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover Dutch oven, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2007

These are the best baked beans in the world! I left out the limas(don't like them) and depending on picky eaters, can use onion powder in place of onions. O.K. I'm back (4/8/07)Tried them with limas,Surprise!,they are still the best. Used Apple flavored liquid smoke. Good enough to be a bean stew (add diced tomatoes and chopped green peppers) This is a meal in a beanpot!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2010

Sorry to say it, but these weren't the best beans I've eaten. Made them on Sunday for a small party and no one even commented on them. Aunt Ro's Beans on this website were waaaay better.

Jun 05, 2005

These are delicious! I cooked everything up the night before and put it in my crockpot. The next morning I put them on low for about 5 hours. They were a real hit!

Mar 13, 2005

These beans are excellent! I put mine in the crock pot for nine hours and served with cornbread for a delicious main course meal. Also, it is possible to substitute ketchup for the barbeque sauce, just increase the vinegar to 3T. and the smoke flavoring to 1T.

Mar 02, 2009

These beans were scrumptious; everyone in the family ate them and asked for more! They would be a great addition to a potluck. I had to sub black beans for the lima beans, but other than that I followed the recipe as directed, adding the optional liquid smoke. These will be a staple in our bean loving family!

Feb 15, 2005

I made this recipe for a potluck and let me tewll you these are the best beans ive ever had!!I still cant beleive i made something hat tastes this good!

Oct 17, 2007

This recipe was great! I also left out the Lima beans and added a touch of extra bacon, beef, and brown sugar. My husband loved it!

Jul 05, 2007

I made this for a family reunion. It was super easy to throw together before the party and everyone loved it. I was asked for the recipe by many people at the party!


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 8.7 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 930 mg
  • 37%

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

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