prepared mustard

Calico Baked Beans

Labor Day is right around the corner.  I haven’t even solidified our plans yet.  Is anyone else like me–Waiting until the last-minute to decide what to do?  This seems like the last hurrah for Summer and I want to make sure to get the “best bang for my buck”.  This recipe will go along with any and all of your plans.  It is so simple you can decide to grill Hamburgers and Hot dogs at the last-minute and have this as a great side dish.  Enjoy your Labor Day Week-end– whatever you decide to do.

Calico Beans

  • 4 ounces bacon, diced (available at your local butcher shop)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean) (available at your local meat market)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (21 ounces) pork and beans (available at your local butcher shop)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings.
  • In the same skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Combine the beef mixture, bacon, beans, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and salt. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-60 minutes or until the beans are as thick as desired. Recipe can be easily doubled for a larger group.

That’s all for this week.  Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Elaine’s Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Elaine is one of our dear customers.  She brought in 2 recipes to share with our customers.  Elaine not only brought in the recipes, she made numerous copies and put them in a sleeve so our customers could take a copy home with them.  That is definately going beyond the call of duty.  This is Elaine’s recipe.

Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup Chopped onion

1 tsp salt

1 pound lean ground beef

2/3 cup ketchup

cup packed brown sugar

1-1/2 tsp prepared mustard

In a bowl, beat the egg and milk. Stir in cheese, oats, onion and salt.

Add beef and mix Well. Shape into eight loaves; place in greased 13 X 9 X 2” baking dish. Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves. (I usually heat in saucepan) Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink and a

meat thermometer reads 160. (1 never use the thermometer)

Yield: 8 servings

Thank you for contributing, Elaine.  Until next time, From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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