We are overjoyed that Just A Pinch decided to share this recipe with us. It tastes so stinkin’ good and is incredibly easy to throw together. Will you be making these beans anytime soon? If so, please leave me a message in the comments and let me know how they turn out! Is there anything you would change about this delicious recipe?
The recipe is super simple to follow and makes a hearty batch of beans for your hungry family. Despite the possible side effects, this is going to turn into a family favorite!
2 (28 oz) can(s) Bush’s original baked beans
1 large finely chopped sweet onion
1 large finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 lb ground chuck
1/3 c Heinz ketchup (try hot ketchup for a kick)
2 Tbsp yellow mustard
4 Tbsp light brown sugar
3 Tbsp Texas Pete Sauce (or any hot sauce such as Tabasco, etc…)
6 slices hardwood smoked bacon
1 pkg Taco Bell taco seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground chuck. Add Taco seasoning while browning beef. ***DO NOT add water*** Drain beef & set aside.
Combine beans, onions, peppers, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar & Texas Pete in a 16″ X 10″ 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 approx. 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking approx. 30 minutes or until bacon is brown and excess liquid has been cooked out.
Set on table and watch out!!! ENJOY!!!!
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Quick Tip: I sometimes add a few drops of vanilla to my baked beans for an extra kick of sweet and savory flavoring.