Mixed Bean Casserole
Source of Recipe
1 pound ham
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups cooked kidney beans, drained
2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, drained
16 ounces canned baked beans, drained, not rinsed
2 to 4 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup red wine
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Trim fat from ham and fry in large skillet. Cut ham into small
strips and brown lightly in the hot fat. (If ham is extra lean,
add 2 tablespoons oil). Add garlic and onion; cook until tender.
Add beans and other ingredients. (The canned baked beans help to
flavor the mixture and hold it together). Taste; add more seasonings
and more liquid if needed. Turn into 2 1/2-quart casserole, top
with onion slices, and bake at 350 degrees F. about 45 minutes.
Note: One 16 ounce can each of red kidney beans and garbanzos can
be substituted for the cooked beans. One half cup water plus 3
tablespoons vinegar may be substituted for the red wine.