Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Big crowd coming? 
My friend Flo brought a bean bake to compliment grilled burgers
and hot dogs at recent event.  The dish received rave reviews
 and she graciously shared a favorite family recipe to pass along.

Baking time is two hours but the preparation is quick and easy.
Layer beans, onion rings and seasonings in a casserole dish.
Top with diced bacon and ketchup ... pop into the oven and wait for
the delicious aroma while you tend to other things.

Today, beans in this form were a great accompaniment to
grilled ribs and baked potatoes.


1½ cups thinly sliced onion rings
2 cans (14 oz.) cans vegetarian baked beans
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
6 strips bacon, diced
½ cup ketchup

Layer half onion rings in 1½-quart casserole dish.
Spread one can beans over onions.
Combine brown sugar and mustard; sprinkle half mixture
over beans.  Repeat with remaining onions, beans and sugar mixture.

Spread diced bacon over beans.
Alternately: saute` bacon until half cooked; drain and spread over beans.
Spread with ketchup.
Cover and bake in preheated 325° oven for 1½ hours.
Uncover and continue to bake for an additional ½ hour.
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

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