Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet

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Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet is a 4 ingredient ground beef dinner.  This sloppy joe recipe with beans is served with buttered bread or cornbread.  Get your skillet out, because the dinner bell is about to ring.

Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet Recipe

I love me a skillet meal. Sorry Mom for the horrible grammar, but it’s true.

Skillet meals are the jam to my biscuits.

For one, the entire meal is prepared in one skillet. This means there’s less cleanup after the meal.

Secondly, skillet meals are typically fast.  And that’s exactly the mode I’m in around dinner time.

The third characteristic I’m looking for is minimal ingredients.  My eyes start to gloss over if there’s more than 5 ingredients.  It’s like my brain can’t process any more.  My hard drive is full.

Pork and Bean Casserole fits all of these criteria.

  • One Pan Plan
  • Quick
  • 4 Ingredients

Sloppy Joes with Beans

My husband walked into the kitchen when I was making this yummy hamburger bean casserole, and he said it looks and smells like a Sloppy Joe recipe with beans.

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.

That’s exactly what this hamburger bean skillet reminds me of.  The slightly sweet sauce that smothers the hamburger and beans has a sloppy joe flavor. And then to top it off, it’s eaten as an open faced sandwhich over buttered bread.

Truth be told, this is how I eat my sloppy joes too.

What ingredients are needed for Sloppy Joes with Beans?

Ground Beef, browned and drained

Pork and Beans, do not drain

Brown Sugar

Ketchup

Water

How to make pork and beans with hamburger?

For the full instructions and ingredient amounts for pork and beans with hamburger, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Brown hamburger in a large skillet. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Drain excess grease if needed. Add undrained pork and beans, brown sugar, ketchup and water. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, approximately 20 minutes.

To eat, serve either along side or over buttered bread or cornbread.

Notes About Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet:

  • This is an easy skillet dinner, also known as a one pan plan.  This means less dishes to clean afterwards.
  • Be sure to always season your ground beef when browning for any recipe. I always generously season with salt and black pepper.
  • If your ground beef is greasy, drain off the excess after cooking.
  • Do not drain the liquid from the pork and beans.
  • Ground turkey or pork sausage could be substituted for ground beef, if desired.
  • This hamburger pork and beans goes great with buttered bread, either served right on top or on the side.
  • I also like to serve this with cornbread, and Maryann’s Sweet Cornbread is my favorite.
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Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger pork and bean skillet, hamburger pork and beans, pork and beans casserole, sloppy joe recipe with beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16 ounces pork and beans, do not drain
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Brown ground been in a large skillet; season with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease if needed.
    Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet is a 4 ingredient ground beef dinner.  This sloppy joe recipe with beans is served with buttered bread or cornbread.
  • Add pork and beans, brown sugar, ketchup and water.
    Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet is a 4 ingredient ground beef dinner.  This sloppy joe recipe with beans is served with buttered bread or cornbread.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened.
    Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet is a 4 ingredient ground beef dinner.  This sloppy joe recipe with beans is served with buttered bread or cornbread.
  • Serve over or along side buttered bread or cornbread.
    Hamburger Pork and Bean Skillet is a 4 ingredient ground beef dinner.  This sloppy joe recipe with beans is served with buttered bread or cornbread.

Notes

  • This is an easy skillet dinner, also known as a one pan plan.  This means less dishes to clean afterwards.
  • Be sure to always season your ground beef when browning for any recipe. I always generously season with salt and black pepper. 
  • If your ground beef is greasy, drain off the excess after cooking.
  • Do not drain the liquid from the pork and beans.
  • Ground turkey or pork sausage could be substituted for ground beef, if desired. 
  • This hamburger pork and beans goes great with buttered bread---either served right on top or on the side.
  • I also like to serve this with cornbread, and Maryann's Sweet Cornbread is my favorite. 

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg

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3 Comments

  1. My mom’s version is hamburger, pork n beans, ketchup and mustard. One of my favorite meals but I forget about making it.

  2. We grew up with this only we used a cup of barbeque sauce (Open Pit) instead of ketchup and no water. My version is I add black pepper, chopped onion and a chopped green pepper to the ground beef when cooking, I add a whole 18 ounce bottle of barbeque sauce, (Open Pit Hickory Flavor) or regular flavor if you can’t find Hickory. I use a 16 ounce can of Bushes Baked Beans, it adds more flavor than plain pork and beans and a 1/4 cup brown sugar or add to your taste. Let it simmer down until it becomes a thicker consistency. It freezes well too for a later day!

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