Smoky Bacon Campfire Beans Recipe

These Smoky Bacon Campfire Beans are a perfect side for your next camping trip or family gathering.
  • Ready in: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 2 hours
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  • Servings: 10-12

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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ lb. bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 16 oz. can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15.75 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15.25 oz. can lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 16 oz. can mild chili beans

cooking methods

  • Bake
  • Grill


Brown ground beef with onion in a cast iron Dutch oven or skillet; drain. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

For the campfire:
Preheat the grill to medium heat. Cover pan loosely with foil and cook over indirect heat for 1-2 hours or until heated through.

For the oven:
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake in a greased, 3-quart pan covered with foil for 1 hour.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even my toddler loved it! These were absolutely delicious. Next time I'll leave out the crumbled bacon. It was an added step to preparation and I feel the sauce lends enough bacon flavor. My 15 month devoured this!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great side dish! My family gave this a thumbs up! Great side dish enjoyed with hamburgers and hotdogs! I will take the extra time to make these as an alternative to opening a can of baked beans which usually don't have much flavor.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So delicious everyone asked me for my recipe! We took this to an outdoor BBQ and it was a huge hit. People kept asking me what my secret recipe was that these were the best beans they have had.
Date published: 2015-08-18
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