Homesteaders' Four-Bean Casserole

Homesteaders' Four-bean Casserole Recipe

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Chris L.


Recipe clipped from Sunday magazine insert many years ago.

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30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


3-4 medium
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(s)
(15 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained
1 can(s)
(15 oz) lima beans, drained
1 can(s)
(16 oz) butter beans, drained
1 can(s)
(16 oz) baked beans, drain off sauce
8 slice

How to Make Homesteaders' Four-Bean Casserole


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2In large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. When cool, dice and set aside. Reserve drippings!
  • 3Add onion slices to fat in hot skillet.
  • 4Add syrup or brown sugar to skillet, along with garlic powder and dry mustard.
  • 5Reduce heat to medium and CAREFULLY add vinegar, slowly. Take care because hot steam will rise.
  • 6Cover and cook this mixture for 20 minutes.
  • 7Add beans (all kinds) to casserole dish. Stir in onion mixture and bacon pieces. Mix well. Cover and bake in 350* oven for 45 minutes.
  • 8Uncover and let stand for 20-25 minutes before serving.

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About Homesteaders' Four-Bean Casserole

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom