Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Recipe 15: RANCH BAKED BEANS (Side Dish)

SOURCE: These Ranch Baked beans are from my Grandma, Hilda Wallace.   She currently lives in Michigan, but was born and raised in Chattanooga TN.  She, like her sisters, has a vast collection of wonderful and decadent recipes, casseroles and southern favorites.   In fact, she makes the best stuffing and Cole Slaw of anyone I know, and these beans are another hit!  Try these at your next cook out or Barbeque Pot Luck.  Obviously these are not vegetarian friendly.


1 LB Hamburger
1 envelope Dry onion soup mix,(MIX with 1/4 cup water)
brown the hamburger and soup mix together. Drain any grease.

Add the following ingredients:

16oz can Pork and beans, undrained
16oz can kidney beans, undrained
16oz can hot chili beans, undrained
1 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/2 tsp vinegar

Mix well and place in a greased baking dish.
Bake at 300 for 40-50 minutes.

When done, sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and let melt.
(when i say sprinkle I mean give it a healthy dusting of cheese)

Vegetarian alternative:  substitute the hamburger with your choice of hamburger substitute and use pinto beans instead of pork and beans.

These beans are actually pretty healthy, very high in fiber and if you use a leaner ground hamburger, you are in business!

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