Friday, March 14, 2014
Vera's Baked Beand
That is a quot from Dick Stucki's first book, Dutch Oven Cookin'
I have held back from posting this recipe Because it is not mine. Dick is gone now, and I am posting it as a tribute to him.
I cooked this dish many times at demos, and our last D.O.G. out at the Mill. This dish is not just a side bean dish. With the amount of meat in it, it makes a good main dish. my understanding this recipe is about 100 years old.
½ lb bacon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion
1 small green pepper
½ cup brown sugar
16 oz. homestyle chili sauce
2 T. mustard
½ lb.pre-cooked ham, cubed
2 31 oz. cans pork and beans
Brown bacon and ground beef in 12" Dutch oven, preheated over 9-10 coals. Chop onions and green peppers and sauté with meat until tender. Drain off excess fat.Add brown sugar, catsup, chili sauce and mustard. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add beans and ham. Cover and add approximately 15 coals to lid. Simmer foe 2 hours.
Dick passed away this last summer and will be very much missed by the Dutch oven world and all he has touched.
P.S. He Marred Kat and I 15 years ago. We will cook together again some day.