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Baked Beans for a Crowd

This easy recipe uses canned beans and adds hamburger, bacon and brown sugar for a premium recipe for Baked Beans for a Crowd of 100.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Beans for a Crowd
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 100 servings
Calories 198kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Equipment

  • 12-Inch Skillet
  • Meat Masher
  • Can Opener

Ingredients

  • 7 pounds Bush's original baked beans
  • 1 3/4 pound Bush's maple bacon baked beans
  • 4 pounds Red kidney beans
  • 4 pounds Baby butter beans
  • 4 pounds hamburger browned
  • 2 cups onion chopped
  • 2 pounds bacon about 3 cups cooked & chopped
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups ketchup or a 20 ounce bottle
  • 1/4 cup mustard

Instructions

  • Brown hamburger and onions, drain well.
  • Cook bacon, drain well and chop.
  • Grease a 20 quart roaster very well, apply extra coats to the corners.
  • Pour meat and beans into roaster. Add remaining ingredients on top and stir well with a long handled wooden spoon.
  • Set to 300°F and bake in the roaster for 3 to 4 hours. Stir every hour and keep the lid on as much as possible. Turn to keep warm when the flavors have baked together well. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Cooking times in a roaster can vary greatly based on the appliance and amount of food in it, a trial in your own appliance is the best way to test this recipe
  • Amount of meat can be decreased and/or beans can be increased and the recipe will still taste great
  • Recipe feeds 100 fairly generous servings, this big batch will feed 150 - 200 light eaters

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg