Monday, February 28, 2011

Manga Monday: Big Bad Beans

While I was trying to stay warm on a mountain in Michigan during a recent vacation, lots of beans were cooking up over the man-made stove one crew brought along.  Over and over, people kept saying how amazing the beans were.  So, I fulfilled my blog duties and grabbed the recipe, which is adapted from one found by the cook online.  People raved.


1.5 pds lean ground beaf (ground round/sirloin)
1 large onion, diced
2 large cans of baked beans with pork
1 large can of Northern beans
1 bottle of a rich and sassy BBQ sauce
1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp of brown mustard or horseradish
1 cup of biscuit baking mix
1 egg
1 cup of milk
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Ground black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.  Crumble and brown your beef over medium heat.  Add your onion and pepper.  Stir.  Once the beef is browned and the onions are soft, drain the grease.  Mike transferred the ingredients to a cast iron pan, but a standard casserole dish will do.  Then, add your baked and northern beans, BBQ and worcestershire sauces and the brown mustard.

Separately, mix the baking mix, milk, and egg.  Pour that mixture over the beef and beans.  Bake your dish for 40-45 minutes, until the biscuit mix turns a nice looking brown.  Sprinkle with cheese while your beans are still hot, and let it melt.  Serve.

The amount of kick and spice depends on the type of BBQ you use.  If you use will be more mild.  If you use spicy'll be on fire.  Big bad beans are good for a big party on a cold winter day.

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