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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.

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

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.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 611kcal

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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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Meat Lovers Skillet Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 263
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.17g45%
Saturated Fat 11.29g71%
Cholesterol 91.38mg30%
Sodium 1406.77mg61%
Potassium 1100.87mg31%
Carbohydrates 59.65g20%
Fiber 11.49g48%
Sugar 17.16g19%
Protein 30.93g62%
Vitamin A 76.66IU2%
Vitamin C 12.28mg15%
Calcium 142.74mg14%
Iron 5.58mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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