Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Farmhouse Calico Beans

Tonight just seemed like a 'Bean Night'. Gentleman Farmer agreed.
Here's the recipe.
In a deep pot, brown 1 lb. Hamburger (ground turkey, or 1 cup. cubed ham can be subtituted. Tonight, I used ground venison breakfast sausage.)
along with 4 strips bacon and 1/2 large onion, chopped.

When meat is cooked through, add
1 can pork and beans ( I used Bushe's Maple Cured Bacon)
1 can kidney beans, with liquid
1 can black beans, with liquid
1 can Butter beans (or any white bean you prefer)
1/2 C. ketchup (I use 1 can stewed tomatoes)
1/3 C. brown sugar
2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 t. dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Stir and simmer about 1 hour.
Be careful, this will scorch on the bottom if not stirred now and then.

Serve with piping hot buttered corn bread. Enjoy!

This will be even better the next night!


Noel said...

Mmmmmm, real comfort food, especially for the rainy, cool day we're having :)

Miss Jen said...

YUM.... what a hearty, healthy and delicious looking meal!!! Thanks SO much for sharing. ;)

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Michele said...

Ah, the beans. What fond (and corny) memories they inspire...