A friend gave me this recipe years ago. I make it every once in a while and we like it. The only reason I haven’t shared it with you before is that it isn’t very photogenic. Some of my past attempts to photograph it have been dismal.
One reason I like this dish is that it can be cooked on the stove top or in the oven. I’ve never tried it, but I bet it would work in the slow cooker too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 cans pork & beans
- 1 can kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 2 Tbs. mustard
- 2 Tbs. vinegar
- 4 Tbs. brown sugar
- Brown hamburger and onion together in a skillet. Drain and rinse under hot water to remove extra grease.
- Return meat to skillet and stir in all other ingredients.
- Heat on stove top till hot or bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.
- If you want to try the slow cooker method, cook on low for 3-5 hours.
This looks like a hearty supper for the coming cold winter
evenings. I can’t wait to try this one when I am short on time
and need something quick and filling. I bet we add this recipe to our
old faithful’s. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
These look delicious! I was going to ask if they’re eaten as a main dish or a side dish, but Deanie answered that question for me! I think I’ll serve them with crusty bread. Thanks for the recipe!
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
I LOVE beans! These would totally work here. And since I love them so much, I think they are very photogenic! Now, hummus, THAT is not photogenic (but nummy!)
Debbi, ha! Hummus isn’t photogenic at all, but it is so good.
We do a version of this – omitting kidney beans and using about a pound of ground beef! Your right – it doesn’t look appetizing, but it’s really good for a quick, inexpensive meal!
I was given a similar version of this recipe after college (tight budget :0) and added mac & cheese, we called it Cowboy Supper….no clue why! Very filling and kiddos love it!
Barbara in Texas says
I would probably add onions to this recipe. Does sound like a dish my hubby would love.
Judy Bramble Smith says
This is a version of my mothers recipe. She took it to a church potluck in Lexington, KY. Instead of just baked beans it was renamed “Bramble Beans” after her. Her name was Christine Bramble.
Judy, thanks for sharing that story. I live in Lexington now, but the recipe came from a friend who was from TN. I love to hear how recipes originated and the stories behind them.