Grandma Cash’s Hamburger Bean Casserole is a must have on our family party menu. This recipe is now in our family’s second and third generation kitchens, as a “have to have” for summer events. This is an excellent High-Fiber, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free side dish.I take this recipe along to a party, family picnic..it’s even been to a potluck wedding reception. Leftovers? They are delicious. But you better make a double batch if you want some!
My Grandma Cash was an excellent woman, full of the wisdom of the ladies of her age. A lot of that wisdom centered around her home and especially her kitchen. She was an amazing cook!
Fortunately grandma was generous with her knowledge of the country life. She knew how to garden, preserve and can food. And she COOKED LIKE HEAVEN: All on a very short budget. Exactly the kind of practical help I needed. I have made Hamburger Bean Casserole on my old wood cook stove, in an oven, and in my crock pot. I have an instant pot now so this recipe is going in there too. This recipe is versatile!
Grandma’s Hamburger Bean Casserole is a family treasure. We remember her bringing this rich, thick, bean dish full of hamburgery-bacony, tangy-sweet flavor to our family events. It was always present right next to her Macaroni Salad at our summer family parties. I served it with glazed Ham and Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Salad at our Easter Celebration. It’s always a hit.
Whenever we smell this dish cooking or see it laid out on a potluck table, we all say a little prayer of thanks for grandma. Now I’m the Grandma sharing this old classic with my grandchildren. The legacy continues. Hope you love it like we do!
Hamburger Bean Casserole Recipe:
Not health food but pretty healthy for party food. I recommend organic hamburger and natural unprocessed bacon. Yeah Pork N Beans is what it is. You really do need it though to make this recipe taste the best. This is the 80/20 rule right here. Enjoy!
This is so easy! Just follow these instructions. This is how it looks on Grandma’s recipe card 🙂
1/4 lb. bacon cut into one inch slices
1/2 C onion(to taste)
2 large cans baked beans
1 med can pork and beans
1 small can kidney beans
1/2 Cup brown sugar
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
In a crock pot!
Browning the meat and bacon beforehand is preferred for flavor. Put it all into a crockpot and set to high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
In an Instant pot:
- Saute’ the hamburger and bacon until thoroughly cooked.
- Add remaining ingredients and give it a stir.
- Now set the instant pot on manual for 5 minutes. Natural release and serve!
- You can also use the slow cook function on your instant pot if you prefer. Saute’ as instructed and then set the instant pot for whatever number of hours you need and place an instant pot vented lid on top
Great with Barbecue! Get ready for requests for this recipe!