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Statewide Food 5

Perfect Potluck Baked Beans


The first day of summer is fast approaching and the yearning to spend time with family and friends has come and gone. We aren’t yearning for the time anymore; we are taking the time to be physically present in each other’s lives. And we all know what that means. Food! These super-easy baked beans are perfect for any potluck, BBQ, or cookout and will be a crowd-pleaser.

Besides being able to feed a crowd, this recipe has a great balance of sweet and tangy flavors with the simple help of some canned beans. By adding cooked ground beef, it makes these baked beans even more filling. Check out some great tips below before you get started.


  • This recipe only takes about 45 minutes from start to finish but you can save some time by browning your ground beef ahead of time. If I am cooking ground beef for another recipe earlier in the week, I’ll brown up extra for this recipe.
  • This is the perfect recipe to whip up a day ahead. Mix according to recipe directions, cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Add additional bake time to compensate for being in the fridge.
  • You can make these baked beans in your crockpot after you brown your ground beef. Then just dump all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or until warmed through.
  • Don’t want to worry about bringing home a casserole dish from a gathering? No worries, grab an aluminum throw-away pan to bake these baked beans.

Thank you to Sabra Porter of Conway for submitting such a delicious and easy recipe to “What’s Cookin’ at First Security.”

Baked Beans


  • 2 – 28-ounce cans pork & beans
  • 1 can Ro-Tel
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • 1-pound cooked ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ cup ketchup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy.


There are over 800 recipes in “What’s Cookin’ at First Security,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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