Make Walnut Valley Festival Baked Beans

Summertime means lazy days outdoors. Find some easy meals to cook and eat on the back deck. Gail Lee Martin shared this recipe that’s perfect for this time of year. It was originally published on the eHow website.

Kidney beans - courtesy of Amazon

Kidney beans – photo courtesy of Amazon

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1/3 pound hamburger
  • 1/3 pound chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup catsup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can lima beans
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar or pickle juice
  • 1 tsp mustard
  1. Brown the bacon and hamburger and drain off the grease.
  2. Add all the other ingredients (the cans of beans and the seasonings). Stir it well to mix everything.
  3. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. As an alternative, you can cook it in a slow cooker following the directions in its manual.
  4. Serve it warm. It reheats well so you can take it to potluck dinners.
crock pot

Cook up a big batch of baked beans in the slow cooker. (photo by Virginia Allain)

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 Comments:
 Mason Dixon Twins said on 11/8/2008 – These sound absolutely delicious!

Cindy said – One year I helped work by manning one of the entrance gates. The baked beans were sure a welcome treat after standing in the September chilly weather for a two-hour shift. The music in the background was lovely.

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