This delicious recipe for baked beans comes from my sister-in-law, Carol Holder.  Carol is a phenomenal cook, and shared this recipe with me over 30 years ago!  That’s how I knew she liked me 😊.

As the weather gets warmer and we’re outside more, maybe having picnics or potlucks, try this scrumptious version of beans.  I’m not a huge baked bean lover, but this one grabs me every time!

Old Settler’s Beans

  • 8 slices of bacon (about half a pound)
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 14 oz. can of each:  kidney beans, butter beans, pork and beans or another type of your favorite (fresh beans can be used, if cooked before using in recipe)
  • ½ c. brown sugar (or use a flavored Stevia product)
  • ½ c. white sugar (or Full Circle’s Fiber Sweetener)
  • ¼ c. ketchup
  • ½ t. mustard (dried, preferably)
  • 2 T. molasses or honey (local, preferably)

Brown the bacon, ground beef and diced onion.  In a bowl, mix with the rest of the ingredients.  Put into a buttered casserole dish and bake, uncovered, for one hour at 350 degrees. 

This recipe could be made in a crockpot by browning the first three ingredients first, and then adding everything to the crock pot to cook for 4-6 hours. 

Enjoy!  To Your Vitality

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