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homesteaders' four-bean casserole

Recipe by
Chris L.
xxxxx, MT

Recipe clipped from Sunday magazine insert many years ago.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homesteaders' four-bean casserole

  • 3-4 md
    onions, cut into rings & separated
  • 1/2 to 1/3 c
    maple syrup (or packed brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can
    (15 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can
    (15 oz) lima beans, drained
  • 1 can
    (16 oz) butter beans, drained
  • 1 can
    (16 oz) baked beans, drain off sauce
  • 8 slice

How To Make homesteaders' four-bean casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 3 quart casserole dish. You don't need to preheat oven right away because the first part of this recipe calls for cooking some ingredients on the stove top.
  • 2
    In large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. When cool, dice and set aside. Reserve drippings!
  • 3
    Add onion slices to fat in hot skillet.
  • 4
    Add syrup or brown sugar to skillet, along with garlic powder and dry mustard.
  • 5
    Reduce heat to medium and CAREFULLY add vinegar, slowly. Take care because hot steam will rise.
  • 6
    Cover and cook this mixture for 20 minutes.
  • 7
    Add beans (all kinds) to casserole dish. Stir in onion mixture and bacon pieces. Mix well. Cover and bake in 350* oven for 45 minutes.
  • 8
    Uncover and let stand for 20-25 minutes before serving.