Beef, bacon and four bean casserole

    1 hour 30 min

    A wonderfully hearty dish packed full of protein. Bacon, beef mince, onions, baked beans, kidney beans, butter beans and black beans are baked together, to create this delicious casserole. You can also cook this dish in a slow cooker. Mix all of the ingredients together and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 335g streaky bacon
    • 450g minced beef
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 2 (275g) bottles honey barbecue sauce
    • 4 (420g) tins baked beans and sausages, sausages cut up into small pieces
    • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (400g) tin butter beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (400g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a kitchen towel-lined plate. Let cool and crumble.
    3. Place the minced beef and onions into a large frying pan over medium heat and cook and stir until the meat is no longer pink, breaking the meat apart as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Drain any excess fat. Transfer the beef and onion mixture into a large casserole dish. Stir in the crumbled bacon, honey barbecue sauce, sausages and beans, kidney beans, butter beans, black beans, dark brown soft sugar, cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
    4. Cover and bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 1 hour.

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    Reviews in English (13)


    OK, I know I'm not supposed to review if I changed the recipe, but these were THE MOST amazing beans I have had outside of an authentic BBQ restaurant. First of all, the only things that I changed were 1) I omitted the meat because I wanted a vegetarian-friendly side dish, and 2) I just dumped everything in the slow cooker and let it cook on low for a few hours. AMAZING!!! I will be making these beans often because EVERYONE raved about them. Thanks for the fabulous recipe!  -  09 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Love them beans! BBQ sauce and brown sugar give this a great flavor. I threw some Jim Beam in there as well instead of the cider vinegar.  -  10 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    a great meal, not too complicated and tastes very good. although i was out of liquid smoke i will add next time, it was fine without it. served with hot cornbread yum yum  -  19 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)