Valdeen’s Beans

Did you cook a bunch of beans from dried to freeze? Didja Didja?

I love this dish! Who doesn’t love bacon and beans? It’s pretty simple to throw together, makes a large batch, with lots to freeze or feed a crowd.

Cook some bacon! I use ends and pieces, because it’s ridiculously cheaper.

I know I made this big deal about using dried beans, but for this recipe, you need to use one can of baked beans. Plain jane, in maple syrup ones thank you very much.

Keep the can! It’ll be your measure for the other beans…

I thawed, rinsed and then poured the beans into the can to get the same amount for the other beans..

Kidney Beans

Small White Beans…

And I didn’t get a picture of the green beans!

They’re all going to go together in the bacon pot, if it’s an oven safe one, otherwise pour the bacon into a casserole dish, then pour the beans into the casserole dish

Add in the other seasonin’s

Then stir this aaalll together!

Bake ‘er for a while.

Then….

Then… Mix it with rice if you want a real nummy treat!

This is good on a bun

At a winter potluck

At a summer potluck!

Any day of the year for dinner really.

I actually ate it for lunch the other day.

Can you tell that it’s versatile?

Valdeen’s Beans

8 pieces bacon, cooked, OR 1 c chopped bacon ends and pieces (fat too!) cooked

1 c chopped onion OR 2 tbsp dried, minced onion

14 oz can baked beans, preferably simple, like in maple syrup

Empty baked bean can full of kidney beans OR 14 oz can kidney beans

Empty baked bean can full of lima beans/white beans OR 14 oz can lima beans/white beans (either bean works)

3/4 c brown sugar

1/2 c white OR apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp pepper

salt

Mix all together in a dutch oven or casserole dish and bake at 350F for 1 hr.

 

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