Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baked Bean Quartet

This is my favorite baked bean recipe. I adapted it from one of my cookbooks. The original recipe had kidney and lima beans, which i do not like. It also called for bacon, but the first time i made it i did not have any so i substituted 1/2 pound sausage, and have made it that way ever since. It is perfect for your next neighborhood picnic.
Baked Bean Quartet
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 pound sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
2 16 oz cans pork and beans in tomato sauce
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 TBSP yellow mustard
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
Cook sausage, onion and garlic in skillet.
Combine with all other ingredients in a 3 quart baking dish.
Bake covered at 375 for an hour.
**May be cooked in slow cooker. 10 to 12 hours on high or 4 to 5 on low heat.

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