Monday, January 26, 2009

Mimi's Western Baked Beans

Cam and I went to our friend Josh's birthday party on Saturday and I needed to whip up a very quick and tasty side dish. Or as Josh put it, a heavy hor d'oeuvre. It was a hit.

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef (we used lean and it worked great!)
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 20 oz. bottle of ketchup (or 2.5 cups of ketchup)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mustard (we used spicy)
  • 1 large can Van Camp's Pork & Beans
  • Crackers (we used Wheatables)

    Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Brown the beef in a skillet. Once the beef is brown, turn the flame down to low and add the onion soup mix, ketchup and mustard. Stir until mixed well. Transfer the mixture to a 9x13 casserole dish and then mix in the Pork & Beans. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

    I served this dish with crackers as it has the consistency of thick chili, but people at the party also just ate it off their plate sans crackers. This recipe would also work well as a meal on rice with some veggies on the side.

    * A big thank you to Cameron's grandma ("Mimi") for the quick and easy recipe.
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