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.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



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

Nutrition Facts

345.9 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 7.5g 30% DV; sugars 18g; fat 10g 15% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 49.1mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 227.2IU 5% DV; vitamin c 3.9mg 7% DV; folate 45.3mcg 11% DV; calcium 129mg 13% DV; iron 4.3mg 24% DV; magnesium 115.1mg 41% DV; potassium 869.6mg 24% DV; sodium 525.1mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV; added sugar 16g.