Rating: 4.5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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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.

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.



Large saucepan

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

scant 1 cup
346 calories; protein 22.8g; carbohydrates 41.3g; dietary fiber 7.5g; sugars 18g; fat 10g; saturated fat 3.3g; cholesterol 49.1mg; vitamin a iu 227.2IU; vitamin c 3.9mg; folate 45.3mcg; calcium 129mg; iron 4.3mg; magnesium 115.1mg; potassium 869.6mg; sodium 525.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 16g.

3 lean protein, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 vegetable