Church Picnic Baked Beans

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“Baked Beans with onions, green and red peppers and other tasty fixin's This recipe can be made in a conventional oven or a crock pot. If using the oven method cook for 2 hours. If cooking in the crock pot for 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.”
2hrs 10mins
12 medium servings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees (F) instructions for conventional oven.
  2. Finely chop the onions, green peppers and red peppers.
  3. drizzle olive oil in large deep skillet.
  4. add the chopped vegetables and saute until slightly softened.
  5. add the 85% lean ground beef to the slightly sauteed veggies and brown until no longer pink set aside.
  6. slightly fry the 4 slices of bacon until it slightly starts to brown set aside.
  7. in a large bowl add ketchup, hickory barbecue sauce, granulated brown sugar, dry ground mustard, 2 tablespoons honey and mix together well.
  8. open the 4 cans of Great Northern Beans and rinse well.
  9. Place all 4 cans in a 9 x 13 in baking dish.
  10. Take the 85% lean ground beef mixture and mix well into the beans.
  11. Pour the Ketchup mixture into the beans and mix well making sure all the beans and meat are covered with the saucesmall amount of bacon drippings (it should only be a small amount).
  12. drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey over the top.
  13. top with remaining 3 strips of bacon.
  14. Cook at 300 degrees for 2 hours.
  15. Remove bacon before serving.
  16. If cooking in the crock pot follow steps for cooking the veggie mixture, meat mixture.
  17. Cook bacon as directed above.
  18. mix sauce as directed above.
  19. Place the meat and veggie mixture and the ketchup mixture in the crock pot and mix well.
  20. Place the remaining bacon on top of the beans and drizzle the bacon drippings.
  21. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey.
  22. add the 1/4 cup water.
  23. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours and 3-4 hours on low.

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