Thursday, February 27, 2014

Land Your Man Beans

These beans are a fabulous side dish!! The hubs mixed up a half batch for us while I was out one day and they were so yummy... He wouldn't let anyone have seconds because he wanted to be able to take them to work with him the next day for lunch! :) My only complaint was the big slice of bacon laying on the top - so, the next time that we made them, I chopped up the bacon and sprinkled that over the top... This was a great switch and made it much easier to enjoy that bacony flavor with the beans! This was a huge hit at the birthday party that I made it for.

Side Note - I made this for an ECFE event that we had and threw them in the crockpot and let them cook in there. They turned out awesome and were super portable!

Land Your Man Beans
(recipe found at

2 (28 ounces) can Bush's original baked beans
1 large finely chopped sweet onion
1 large finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 pound ground beef
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons hot sauce
6 slices bacon
1 package taco seasoning

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown beef. Add taco seasoning while browning beef. DO NOT add water. Drain beef and set aside. Combine beans, onions, peppers, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and hot sauce in a 16X10 casserole dish. Add seasoned beef to the bean casserole. Place bacon on top of beans. Cover dish with aluminum foil, leaving a corner folded back for venting. Bake for about 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking approx. 30 minutes or until bacon is brown and excess liquid has been cooked out.

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