Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Recipe Test #2

Yesterday Alexander had basketball again, and since we don't get home until about 5:45 from that, it was the perfect day for a crock pot recipe. So we tried Kathryn's (of My Three Monkeys) submission in the recipe contest: Aunt Helen's One Pot Dinner.

"Aunt Helen's One Pot Dinner

1lb ground beef

3/4 lb Bacon
1 Cup chopped onion
2 cans pork and beans
1 can kidney beans (drained)
1 can Butter lima beans (drained)
1 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup brown sugar
3tbls vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Brown ground beef and bacon (make sure bacon gets crispy) and drain fat. Put all ingredients into the crock pot and cook on low about 6 hours.

I usually make it with cornbread on the side. :-)"

I made this as directed, using Campbell's pork and beans and Jiffy corn muffins. Everyone liked it, including the kids. It was wonderfully hearty and perfect for the dreary day. Jack said, "Mmmmm." Alexander said, "This is good." Justin said, "You should make this next time we have a cookout because I would love to drench a hot dog with this." I said nothing because I was too busy eating. This will be tough to beat! Thanks, Kathryn! (Oh! There's leftovers for lunch! See ya!)

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