This recipe was given to me by Margie Knight from my church in Sacramento, CA, Arcade Baptist Church.  I have made this recipe with throughout the years and it is a great side dish or it can be a meal itself.  Often I serve it with this cornbread.


  • 2 cans of the larger pork & beans
  • 1.5 lbs of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked
  • 1 – 2 sweet onions, diced and sauteed in the bacon grease
  • 2 1/2 cups of petite diced canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 – 3 Tbl chili powder



Mix all ingredients all together.

Two ways to cook:

1.   Bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours


2.  Place in Crock Pot on low for 3 – 4 hours