Dutch Oven Baked Beans with Hamburger Recipe

Dutch Oven Baked Beans with Hamburger Recipe

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This dutch oven baked beans with hamburger is a great staple recipe, it uses hearty food that is cheap and filling.

One thing you need to watch out for when making this dutch oven baked beans recipe is it drying out, ensure you keep water in the pot.

This is a very hearty meal, and well suited to outdoor cooking, it doesn’t take a lot of effort, just some time, and since it is cooked in one pot – clean up is simple.  Which is very nice when cooking outdoors.It tastes good and is easy to make, either in an oven or over a campfire.

In conclusion, since we are using a Dutch Oven, we are practicing for cooking during a disaster.


Dutch Oven Baked Beans with Hamburger Recipe


  • 1/2 lb. hamburger
  • 1/4 lb. bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar1
  • Medium chopped onion (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup catsup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard
  • 1 Can pork and beans
  • Can chili beans (drain and discard excess liquid)
  • 1 Can kidney beans ( drain and discard excess liquid)


  • First of all, start by frying hamburger, onion, and bacon together in bottom of Dutch oven.
  • When meat is brown, drain off excess grease.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, cover, and place hot coals under and on top of the oven.
  • Finally, bake for one to one and one half hours, stirring occasionally.

How to Make a Mason Jar Mini Hamburger Press

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I know some people in my life think I am crazy because they don’t get why I do the things I do, but I really have a master plan.  You see, while some of my little projects and experiments don’t always work out, or turn out to be inefficient – the process keeps my mind lubricated and trains it to see new solutions to problems.

The other day while looking for new things to try I came across a link to a technique of using mason jar lids as mini spring form tart pans (Yes I will share later), and my mind jumped to “that’s awesome, I would never have thought of that – I wonder if I could adapt this to something else…. HAMBURGER PRESS!) – As the comedic marriage counselor says men’s brains are waffles, women’s brains are spaghetti – my brain is a mess, so lets use our mason jar hamburger press

So anyway, I got out a wide mouth mason jar ring and two new lids.

I then balled up some hamburger, and tried to make patties.

I learned that by inserting the first lid outside up, placing the hamburger on it, and then topping with the other lid outside in, the process went better – by having the smooth outside touch the meat, it slid out much better.

While this made burger patties that are the size of sausage patties (….new idea…) it is very easy, and I think would be a great way to make sliders from dinner rolls.

Anyway, it was a quick thought I tried out my Mason Jar Hamburger Press and I liked it, hopefully it is useful to you.

Kitchen DIY: Bulk Hamburger Storage

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We buy our meat in bulk – and that means we have to do some repackaging of large packs into smaller amounts.

Today’s Bulk Hamburger Storage tip will help you freeze large portions of ground meat in a way that allows you to break off smaller quantities without having to thaw the entire package.

In the video we take 2 pounds of ground meat and put it in a gallon zip lock freezer bag.
After pushing out all the air, and forming the meat into a uniform thickness and shape, we take a long skinny utensil (chopsticks work well) and form uniform blocks by pressing down through the meat and pressing the utensil down to the counter-top.

Using a long straight edge forces the meat out of the way as it pressed the two sides of the bag together, sandwiching it between the edge and the counter.

Freeze the bag taking care not to press the blocks back together, and then when you need a small amount of meat you can open the bag and break off a piece at the scored lines.
Hope this is useful to you.

We use this all the time at our house