Picnic Beans are one of our favorite bean dishes to take to any outdoor gathering or event. Delicious beans with ground beef, bacon, ketchup and brown sugar. All the favorite ingredients in a party bean casserole dish.
Picnic Baked Beans using Bush’s Baked Beans
What is the one thing everyone loves at a picnic? Picnic Baked Beans! Not just any old can of beans either, the beans that you “Dr.” up a little to turn them into delicious baked beans with a thick and robust BBQ sauce.
These were special beans or “picnic beans” here in Pittsburgh, PA., and summer was just not summer without a bowl of these beans on the picnic table.
Baked beans were a staple of summer dinners, but when you needed something to take to a party or picnic, you would mix ketchup and mustard into the beans with pieces of bacon and onions on top!
This 4th of July, or any summer picnic you might attend, take a bowl of these delicious Picnic Baked Beans.
Ingredients Needed for Picnic Baked Beans:
- Ground Beef
- Bush’s Baked Beans
- Brown Sugar
- Yellow Mustard
- Worcestershire Sauce
Jazz up those canned beans with a few ingredients to make the perfect batch of picnic beans!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 small onion chopped fine
- 2 16-oz cans Bush's baked beans
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4-6 slices bacon cooked and cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground beef and onions, seasoning lightly with salt and pepper while browning. Pour off excess grease. Stir in beans, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Pour into a 9 x 13" casserole dish and top with pieces of bacon and a little onion.
Cover beans with foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 to 20 additional minutes.
Beans should be thick and bubbly.
We always use Bush’s Original Baked Beans in our Picnic Bean Recipe. You just can’t beat these beans in their taste and texture. You can also use a more generic bean if desired, the other “fixins” will make the beans taste like the more expensive beans. You can stock up on the delicious beans here –> Stock up on picnic Bush’s Baked Beans!
Grab this Beautiful Mariachi Bakeware Bean Pot – 2.5 quart to make a Beautiful Bean Presentation at Your Next Picnic or Outing!
What to Serve with Picnic Beans?
Corn on the cob goes well with any type of baked beans.
Cole slaw is a good choice for a tasty side dish.