Baked Beans with Ground Beef

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Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a hearty side dish or even an entree ready to feed the family.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef Recipe

What’s better than classic baked beans?  Add some ground beef, and you’ll soon realize what this classic pitch-in side dish has been missing.

Baked Beans with ground beef take that classic, saucy baked bean casserole that you know and love to the next level.

I made these for Mother’s Day. I served them up with Pulled Pork, fresh fruit and some potato chips. It was perfect.  I highly recommend this meal for your next holiday, potluck or even just a plain old Sunday.

Savory Baked Bean Casserole

Just to clarify, this savory baked bean casserole could be a meal all on its own. With beans and ground beef, I consider it as the perfect weeknight meal.

Serve it up in a bowl with a hunk of cornbread and a side salad or fruit, and dinner is served.

I’m happy I found this hamburger baked beans recipe in an old cook book from the employees of Eastern Airlines, circa 1979.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce.

Ground Beef Baked Beans Ingredient List

Ground Beef (hamburger)

Dry Onion Soup Mix

Pork and Beans

Kidney Beans, drained

Catsup (ketchup)

Water, cold

Yellow Mustard

Apple Cider Vinegar

How to Make Baked Beans with Hamburger?

For the full recipe for Baked Beans with Hamburger, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Brown hamburger; add dry onion soup mix while browning. Drain excess grease if needed.
  2. To the beef mixture, add pork and beans, drained kidney beans, ketchup, cold water, mustard and apple cider vinegar; stir until combined.
  3. Pour into a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven until hot and bubbly.

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Notes About Ground Beef Baked Beans:

  • If your ground beef is really lean, add in 2 tablespoons of butter to fry up the hamburger.
  • Do not drain the pork and beans; keep that sauce!
  • Drain the kidney beans.
  • Sub in plain white vinegar for apple cider vinegar, if needed.
  • No yellow mustard at home?  Use whatever type of mustard you do have.  It will be just fine!
  • Try switching out kidney beans for any other type of bean that you love. Some good options would be Great Northern Beans, Lima Beans, or Cannellini Beans.
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Baked Beans classically go with anything barbecued, but it’s time to think outside the box.  Here’s our top ten meat recipes that go perfectly with baked beans.

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Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked beans, baked beans with ground beef, ground beef baked beans, hamburger baked beans
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 32 ounces pork and beans, do not drain
  • 15.5 ounces kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup ketchup (catsup)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Brown ground beef; add the dry onion soup mix during the browning process. Drain excess grease if needed.
    Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce.
  • To the ground beef, add all remaining ingredients and stir.
    Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce.
  • Pour into prepared dish.
    Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce.
  • Bake for 30 - 45 minutes or until bubbly and hot.
    Baked Beans with Ground Beef is a Southern Baked Bean Casserole using pork and beans, kidney beans and hamburger in an classic baked bean sauce.

Notes

  • If your ground beef is really lean, add in 2 tablespoons of butter to fry up the hamburger.
  • Do not drain the pork and beans; keep that sauce!
  • Drain the kidney beans.
  • Sub in plain white vinegar for apple cider vinegar, if needed.
  • No yellow mustard at home?  Use whatever type of mustard you do have.  It will be just fine!
  • Try switching out kidney beans for any other type of bean that you love. Some good options would be Great Northern Beans, Lima Beans, or Cannellini Beans.
  • Looking for a crock pot baked bean recipe with ground beef? Try our Crock Pot Calico Bean recipe. 

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