|Slow cooking allows the flavors to really blend.|
It has been quite a few years since I have had these slow baked, legumes. The classic recipe is really simple and the smell that fills the house while the beans cook is amazing. There is a good amount of bacon and ground beef in this recipe which makes it superfilling. It is hearty enough to eat as an entree or pair it with some chicken or a burger for a great side dish.
These beans got rave reviews at my party which made me proud. Not only was I proud of the recipe itself but I was humbled once again to make a recipe that was my Grandma's; keeping her spirit with me in the kitchen and through the celebrations of my life.
Grandma Ethel's Calico Baked BeansFeel free to change the type of beans that you add. I am not a Lima bean fan so I did not use them but instead added two cans of white beans.
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
Brown bacon and onion. Add ground beef and brown together. Add all ingredients beginning with ketchup. Stir all ingredients and place in a oven safe casserole or pan and bake uncovered for 1.5 hours @ 300 degrees. Stir occasionally during the cooking process. Enjoy!
|Who's ready for dinner? Grilled Rosemary Lime Chicken, Rosemary Deviled Eggs, and Grandma Ethel's Calico Baked Beans.|