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Baked beans

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 4 hours Serves 8 to 10

Estela Sandoval of Sacramento was looking for a good baked bean recipe.

This easy recipe was created by taking the best components of many different baked bean recipes. The result should fill the bill for Sandoval.

Two 28-ounce cans of your favorite baked beans

6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1/3 cup catsup

1/3 cup molasses

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup mix

1 pound ground beef, cooked, fat drained off

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well to combine. Cook on low for 4 hours. Serve.

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