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Barbecue Baked Beans with Bacon and Ground Beef

Bring this recipe for baked beans with bacon and ground beef to your next barbecue. It's loaded with ground beef and topped with yummy bacon strips.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 239kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 1 pound ground hamburger meat
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 2 28 oz. cans original flavor baked beans
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup pancake syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 7 strips uncooked bacon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown the hamburger meat in a large skillet over medium high heat. Break meat into pieces using a wooden spoon and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove hamburger from the pan and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the grease and return the skillet to the heat.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper. Sauté, stirring often, until onion and bell pepper are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Return the hamburger meat back to the skillet. Add the can of baked beans, mustard, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, pancake syrup, salt and pepper. Stir until ingredients are combined and mixture is heated through.
  • Pour beans into a 9 x 12 x 2 inch baking dish. Lay the bacon strips over the top.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bacon is browned and the beans are bubbling.


Storage. Allow baked beans to cool completely, then cover with a lid or plastic wrap before placing them in the refrigerator. Consume within four days.
Freezing. These bean freeze beautifully! I usually freeze then unbaked, but you can just as easily freeze them baked. If I know I'm going to freeze them, I assemble the beans in a disposable casserole dish so I'm not tying up one of my good dishes indefinitely. Cover the beans with aluminum foil. Consume within three months.
Reheating. If frozen, you will need to allow the beans the thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Simply remove the foil or plastic wrap from the top and follow the cooking instructions listed in the recipe. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 0.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 871mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.1mg