Pat Nichols' Baked Beans

Pat Nichols' Baked Beans

Whenever our family gets together, it seems that most people are now either bringing already made goodies purchased from Costco, some wine, or else a really plain item that took hardly anytime to cook. I know it is because time is such a commodity to everyone nowadays. But not all yummy foods take a lot of time to cook.
I always bring my bean casserole to family gatherings. Everyone loves them and I always get asked for the recipe. People also invariably say to me"...I love beans, but they are so time consuming to make..." I always tell them that if they can open a can, they can make my beans. When I give them the recipe, they are so surprised at the ease of this great dish - loved by both men and women.

Hope that you will also enjoy.

Best Baked Beans

1 (15 oz) can baby lima beans, drained

1 (15 oz) can butter beans, drained

1 (15 oz) can kidney beans

1 (28 oz) can pork and beans

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 cup brown sugar (adjust more or less to your taste)

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. dry mustard

2 large onions finely diced

Choose ONE of these meats to add to beans: 1 lb of raw bacon, diced OR 1 pound of cooked sausage (Italian or Portuguese), OR 2 lbs of cooked ground beef.

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE casserole (can also use your crockpot). Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for three hours. Stir once every hour.

 

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