Celebrate National Beef Month with Good Eats: Easy Delicious Ground Beef Dish


By Mitch Stephenson, Nebraska Extension Range Management Specialist

Just a few ingredients you’ll need for this recipe

Beef was always a staple on the table when I was growing up. Ground beef, baked beans, and a side of buttered bread provided the perfect combination for lunch when we needed something quick, easy, and filling. 

When I started college, this recipe was easy enough for me not to mess up and provided a hearty, reasonably priced meal. Plus, I still occasionally enjoy it with my family. 

The value of beef is that there are a number of options that provide quality nutrition, from a rib-eye steak to ground beef and baked beans. – Enjoy!

Beef and Beans Recipe

Prep time – 25 minutes

Cook time – 35 minutes

Servings – 12


  • 1 1/4 pounds hamburger (lean)
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 28 ounces baked beans store-bought 


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Add the hamburger and chopped onion to a Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until the hamburger is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add the mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce and stir in.
  • Add the can of beans and stir in.
  • Place the beans in the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven give a final stir and serve.