FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Full of Beans Hot Dish

Beans are unique foods you can count as either a vegetable or protein. Remember to sort and soak dry beans before you cook them or use canned beans.

Recipe adapted from the What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl website.

15 min
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Servings: 8


1 pound ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups kidney beans (cooked, or 15 ounce can)
1 15-ouce can pork and beans
2 cups great northern beans (cooked, or a 15 ounce can great northern beans, lima beans, or butter beans)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a dutch oven, cook the ground beef and onions over medium heat until the beef is cooked through.
  3. Drain fat.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a large casserole dish.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.