Upgrade baked beans from classic side dish to a meaty main meal by adding lean ground beef. The final result, a superfast hearty casserole, is an easy and fast dinner option. Ground turkey or even sausage would work nicely in this dish. Just watch the sodium. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018

Hilary Meyer
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and ground beef. Cook, stirring and crumbling beef with a wooden spoon, until the onion has softened and the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add beans, water, ketchup, molasses, mustard, garlic powder and salt; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the mixture is bubbling and slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Garnish with chives, if desired.

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Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; 10 g total fat; 3.3 g saturated fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 525 mg sodium. 870 mg potassium; 41.3 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 22.8 g protein; 227 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 45 mcg folate; 129 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 115 mg magnesium; 16 g added sugar;