Farmhouse Bean Delight


So, my boyfriend says it’s a little weird. This is my grandma’s recipe (loosely) of what she would call “that bean crap.” 😂 She had all of her 4 kids in the 1950’s and my grandpa was a farmer who leased the fields he harvested. The idea was to brown onions with ground beef (I used turkey) and add baked beans, ketchup to taste (seriously delicious somehow) and seasonings. I also add a dash of brown sugar for a more bbq baked beans kind of taste. What do you guys think? I love it, not weird to me at all, but I grew up eating it

Grandma’s Farmhouse Bean Delight


  • 1 lb ground turkey (or beef for a traditional touch)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (28 oz each) baked beans (your favorite brand)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (optional for added depth)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of garlic powder (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Sauté Onions: In a large skillet, heat the cooking oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until they become golden brown and caramelized.
  2. Cook Ground Turkey: Add the ground turkey to the skillet with the caramelized onions. Cook until the turkey is browned and cooked through, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.
  3. Add Baked Beans: Once the turkey is cooked, add the baked beans to the skillet. Stir well to combine the flavors.
  4. Seasonings: Add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard (if using), salt, pepper, and garlic powder (if using). Adjust the seasonings to taste and stir thoroughly to combine.
  5. Simmer: Allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  6. Serve: Once everything is heated through and well combined, your Grandma’s Farmhouse Bean Delight is ready to be served.

Optional: For a more intense flavor, you can transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes until it forms a delicious crust on top.

This recipe captures the essence of your grandma’s unique creation, and you can now share it with others, perhaps turning their skepticism into a delightful surprise! Enjoy your delicious bean creation!


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