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Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans

Loaded with Beef, Italian sausage and Bacon and dripping with tangy sauce, this Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans is both comfort food and a satisfying meaty meal.

Loaded with Beef, Italian sausage and Bacon and dripping with tangy sauce, this Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans is both comfort food and a satisfying meaty meal.

Hey Friends!  At our house, nothing beats the cold weather blues better than a steaming pan of meat lovers skillet baked beans. We do take plain ole’ baked beans to a whole new level by “doctoring” the heck out of them. Your family, neighbors, everyone you know will rave about these beans. They are seriously that good!

Loaded with Beef, Italian sausage and Bacon and dripping with tangy sauce, this Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans is both comfort food and a satisfying meaty meal.

We call these Meat Lovers Baked Beans for a reason. There are three delicious meats in them thar beans! Ground beef, mild Italian sausage and thick cut bacon. If you wanted to substitute some ground chicken or pork, that would be great to. Use what you have on hand! To make this a one-pan meal, just brown the beef and sausage with the onions and garlic in an oven-proof skillet.

I like to use cast iron but any skillet you can put in the oven will do. Then add in the pork and beans with all of the other ingredients, stir around and top everything with the half-cooked bacon slices.  Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees until the beans are bubbly and the bacon is crisp. This recipe makes 8 generous servings. Serve with chunks of cornbread and make it a feast!

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Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans

Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans

Dripping with tangy sauce and loaded with Beef, Italian sausage and Bacon,  this Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans is both comfort food and a satisfying meaty meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :45 minutes
Total Time :55 minutes
Servings :8
Calories :611
Course :Dinner

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound mild Italian Sausage
  • 7 slices thick cut bacon
  • 56 ounces baked beans 2 (28-ounce) cans
  • 1 medium yellow onion small diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or bacon drippings
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup pickled banana peppers from jar
  • 2 tbsp banana pepper brine
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large oven-proof skillet, cook the bacon halfway thru. It should be soft, but starting to crisp. Remove to paper towel lined plate.
  • Pour the bacon grease off the skillet, leaving about 1 tablespoon grease in the bottom. Over medium high heat, cook the onions until soft, then add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the ground beef and sausage to the pan with the onions and cook until browned thru. Drain off any grease as needed. Remove the skillet from heat.
  • Add the beans, brown sugar, molasses, banana pepper, brine, vinegar. ketchup and BBQ sauce to the skillet. Stir to combine. In a single layer, place the bacon slices on top of the bean and meat mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the beans are bubbly and the bacon is crisp.

Notes

Note:  Distilled vinegar may be substituted for cider vinegar.
Note:  Honey can be substituted for the molasses, light brown sugar can be used instead of dark brown,             whatever you prefer or have on hand.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1servingCalories: 611kcalCarbohydrates: 59.65gProtein: 30.93gFat: 29.17gSaturated Fat: 11.29gCholesterol: 91.38mgSodium: 1406.77mgPotassium: 1100.87mgFiber: 11.49gSugar: 17.16gVitamin A: 76.66IUVitamin C: 12.28mgCalcium: 142.74mgIron: 5.58mg

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© Copyright Christine Mello for Must Love Home. We would love for you to share a link to this recipe but please do not copy/paste the recipe instructions to websites or social media. We are happy for you to share a photo with a link back to this website instead.

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I’m Christine, a self-appointed foodie and almost empty-nester who is addicted to creating quick and tasty recipes that anyone can make. My goal is to give you the confidence and know-how to cook from scratch with easy, budget-friendly recipes. Welcome to my kitchen! Learn more…

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