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Beef-and-Bean Medley

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 25 mins Slow Cook 4 hrs  (low)
Beef-and-Bean Medley
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  ground beef
  • 1  cup  chopped onion (1 large)
  • 6  slices  bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
  • 2 16  ounce cans  baked beans
  • 1 15  ounce can  butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15  ounce can  red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  cup  catsup
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 3  tablespoons  vinegar
  • 1/8  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1 8 - 10  ounce bag  corn chips or tortilla chips
  • 2  cups  shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1/2  cup  sliced green onions
Directions

1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until beef is brown. Drain off fat. Transfer beef mixture to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart electric crockery cooker. Add crumbled bacon, baked beans, butter beans, and kidney beans. In a small bowl, combine catsup, water, brown sugar, vinegar, and pepper. Add catsup mixture to crockery cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Serve over or with corn or tortilla chips. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and green onions. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

From the Test KitchenDietary exchanges:
  • 4 starch, 3 medium-fat meat, 2-1/2 fat.
Nutrition Facts (Beef-and-Bean Medley)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 664,
  • Fat, total (g) 32,
  • chol. (mg) 74,
  • sat. fat (g) 12,
  • carb. (g) 65,
  • fiber (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 31,
  • sodium (mg) 1505,
  • Starch () 4,
  • Medium-Fat Meat () 3,
  • Fat () 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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