Friday, June 29, 2012

Bean Casserole for 4th of July

1/2 pound  bacon, diced
1/2 pound  ground beef
1 cup  chopped onion
1 (28  ounce) can pork and beans
1 (17  ounce) can lima beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16  ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup  barbecue sauce
1/2 cup  ketchup
1/2 cup  granulated sugar
1/2 cup  firmly packed brown sugar
2  tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon  salt
1/2  teaspoon chili powder
Heat oven  to 350 degrees F.
In a  skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon, beef and onion until meat is brown  and onion is tender. Remove from heat and drain. Place in greased  casserole
dish. Add  beans and mix well.
In a  separate bowl, combine barbecue sauce, ketchup, sugars, mustard, molasses, salt,  and chili powder and stir into beef mixture. Cover and bake for  45
minutes.  Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer, or until browned and  bubbly.
Serves 12  as a side dish.
If serving  this savory baked dish as a main course, offer hot corn bread and a green salad  to make a full meal.   Enjoy.



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