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This hearty, easy baked beans recipe is very easy to put together and most delicious.  It is a perfect side dish for any occasion such as a cookout, picnic, or if you just love baked beans. The ground beef makes this baked beans recipe hearty and the bacon gives it a wonderful smokey flavor.  And of course, the brown sugar makes it all come together with just the right amount of sweetness.  You and your guests will want seconds!

Easy Baked Beans Recipe 

This recipe is easy because there isn’t a lot of chopping involved.  Use your kitchen scissors to chop the green onions and the bacon.  Also, there aren’t a lot of complicated, unnecessary steps to follow.  Who wants to deal with that.  More than likely, if you’re making these baked beans, you have company coming over and you’ve got other things on your to do list!  Having an easy, delicious recipe is like having a gold mine.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef, Bacon, and Brown Sugar

When you take these baked beans out of the oven, you’ll be very impatient to taste them!  Be patient and let them cool a little bit as they will be boiling lava hot!  And, oh the smell of these baked beans will make your mouth water.  The ground beef adds a hearty texture.  The bacon adds a smokey flavor.  The brown sugar adds a sweet, savory flair.  Sounds like a grand slam to me!

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Easy Baked Beans Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans with beef and bacon, baked beans with ground beef, easy baked beans recipe, easy side dish, homemade baked beans
Servings 8


  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 2 28 oz each Cans baked beans, drained Bush Original
  • 6-8 Strips hickory smoked bacon
  • 1 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1 Bunch green onions
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • Dash salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.  Drain the canned baked beans and set aside.

  2. Brown the ground beef and drain off the fat.  Add the dark brown sugar, green onions, worcestershire sauce, pepper, and salt.  Mix well.  Then add the drained beans and gently mix.  Over mixing will cause the beans to get too soft and/or mushy.

  3. Pour into a large casserole dish.  Lay the bacon strips on top,.  I prefer to chop the bacon first, with a pair of scissors.  This makes serving the beans a lot easier as you don't have to fight with the bacon!

  4. Bake in the oven uncovered for about 30 minutes.  Then, turn on the broiler and broil the baked beans for about 5 minutes to get the bacon nice and crispy.

Before You Go

These easy baked beans are a perfect side dish for hamburgers or ribs.  Every time I make these beans, people compliment them.  Try them with my popular Ultimate Blue Cheese Stuffed Hamburgers recipe!

Keep in Touch

If you try this recipe, let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!

Other side dishes to try are:

Easy Cabbage Casserole

Easy Zucchini Pie

Easy Parmesan Herb Potatoes

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