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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper??? Cowboy Beans! Yum, Yum!!!

Only people "of a certain age" likely remember the country television show, Hee Haw.  Being of that certain age, my husband and I use that phrase from time to time when we are wondering what's on the menu for supper!  In the skit, Grandpa would then describe all the goodies to be served ...usually good old Southern ingredients, some sounding like "road kill" or hillbilly grub ;-p.  Then the crowd would end with "Yum Yum" drawled good and loud.  I don't know why, but it makes me smile :-)

My friend, Suzanne, made a particularly tasty, yet very simple, casserole dish for a party last was called Cowboy Beans.  I think it is the epitome of a Texas-style casserole...can picture it being eaten by cowboys on the range after a hard day on a cattle drive.  While it doesn't have a huge amount of meat in it, there is some...if you wanted it meatier, I think you could just add more.  It was really delicious, and would be a wonderful one-dish-meal for a cool Winter's night...or a grand addition to a pot-luck party...or even better, in a pot over a campfire!

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I bow to Suzanne (a master blogger herself) for graciously sharing such a tasty recipe.  It is definitely some "good grub".... and I would loudly say "Yum, Yum" after finishing a helping of this dish.  If you like a satisfying baked bean dish, this is definitely something you should try!

Photo by Debbi Hook


1/3 pound ground beef, browned
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup onion, diced
1 large can pork and beans, or baked beans
1 can Lima beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1tsp wet mustard (I guess that could be any kind you favored!  We like yellow)
2 tsp vinegar

Mix all the ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Photo by John Hook

Really now, doesn't that make you think of the old west?  Remember though, if you are hunkerin' down by a camp fire... don't squat with your spurs on!

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