Friday, August 22, 2008


As fall marches in and summer marches out~I decided to give you a recipe to file away for those cold, rainy & windy days when you want to fix something that will fill up the tummy's but not take a long time to prepare.

Baked Bean Quickie

1 pound ground beef, ¼ cup green pepper chopped (opt), ½ cup minced onion, ½ cup diced celery (I just use 1 teaspoon celery salt), 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce, ½ cup water, garlic salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, ½ cup brown sugar and 2 cans Pork & Beans.

Brown ground beef until done, drain off grease.  Saute onions, green peppers & celery until tender and transparent. When fully cooked, place ground beef, onions, green peppers & celery into oven proof casserole dish.  Add tomato sauce, water, dry mustard, wine vinegar, brown sugar and pork & beans and stir until well blended. Bake for 1 hour at 375°.  Serves 4 to 5 people.  Anything left over can be reheated for the next day & it tastes even better!

When I make this dish I rarely have green peppers, celery & onions on hand. I use celery salt and dried minced onions and dried green pepper flakes when I can find them.   I love to make this because it only takes 1 pound of burger and frequently the Pork & Beans are on sale for like 3 cans for $1 so if you can get 6 cans, you have the Pork & Beans for 3 batches of this dish. 


sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds great. ;)
Have a nice wkend.

jjdolfin9 said...

Yummy.  I've had this but have never made it.  Thanks.
Hugs, Joyce

kamdghwmw said...

I will have to keep this one in mind. I am always looking for different ways to cook ground beef.

garnett109 said...

yummy sounds good

nanmm11 said...

Now with Football season back and watched every single time its on here in New England Patriots country, MA, hahaha this will be a great side dish for the "man cave", as I will be in the kitchen with my own tv as I wouldn't want to be around them when they're finished eating them!! hahaha
thanks for the recipe

flawson87 said...

This recipe sounds easy, quick, and good.  Everything you would want in a recipe.  Thanks for sharing!

mleppard06 said...

sounds great, TY for sharing. mrs t xx

deshelestraci said...

I love this stuff!

carouselqueen70 said...

thank you for sharing the recipe. i am defenetly going to try it...hugs, Christine