• Cooking Time: 4 to 6 hours
  • Servings: 8 to 10
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 1½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 (16-oz) cans pork and beans
  • 1 (16-oz) can butter beans
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until crumbly; drain.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute the bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is cooked and onion is browned; drain.
  • 3. Combine the cooked ground beef, bacon, and onion with the remaining ingredients in a crock-pot, mixing well. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  • * Note: If you don’t have a crock-pot or slow cooker you could also combine the ingredients in a Dutch oven and cook on the stovetop over low heat or in a 300 degree F oven for the specified time, checking on it and stirring occasionally.


An old family recipe that's perfect for picnics, potlucks and football parties!

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