Chuck Wagon Beans Recipe

This dish is made with ground beef and a can of pork and beans, and seasoned with chili powder for a spicy kick.

Summer 2017

  • Homemade barbecue baked beans in a rustic serving dish.
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Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Chuck Wagon Beans Recipe


• 1 tablespoon cooking oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 pound lean ground beef, cooked, optional
• 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
• 1 tablespoon chili powder
• 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
• 1 bottle (12 ounces) mesquite barbecue sauce
• 1 can (31 ounces) pork and beans
• Red bell pepper strips, optional


1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, and cook until partially tender, but not bron. Add beef, if using. Stir in remaining ingredients.

2. Simmer for 20 minutes.