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Barbecued Beefy Beans


Baked barbecued beans are a delicious side dish for a cookout, potluck, or family meal.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large can (approximately 28 ounces) pork and beans


Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; sauté ground beef, onions, green bell pepper, and celery until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Add tomato sauce, water, garlic, vinegar, mustard, thyme, and brown sugar. Blend well; simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Pour canned pork and beans into a 2-quart casserole; gently stir in meat mixture. Bake at 375° for about 30 minutes. Barbecued beans serves 4 to 6.

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