Hey all, thought I'd share one of my favorite summertime recipes. Its not actually mine, taken from Bryon's Dutch Oven Recipes http://papadutch.home.comcast.net/~papadutch/dutch-oven-recipes.htm The man knows his stuff.
In particular, Vera's Baked Beans. One of the few recipes I actually follow by the book and the results are always consistent and delicious.
Vera's Baked Beans
|1||lb. lean ground beef||1/2||cup catsup|
|1/2||lb. bacon||16||oz. Homestyle® Chili Sauce|
|1||large yellow onion; diced||2||Tbs. prepared mustard|
|1||small green pepper; diced||1/2||lb. pre-cooked ham; cubed|
|1/2||cup brown sugar||(2)||31 oz. cans pork and beans|
Heat a 12" Dutch oven using 18-20 briquettes bottom until oven is hot. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Remove browned beef and drain grease.
Cut bacon into 1 inch slices and place in oven and fry until brown. Add onions and green pepper and saute until onions are translucent. Drain off excess fat. Reduce briquettes on bottom to 12-14. Add browned beef, brown sugar, catsup, chili sauce, and mustard. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add ham and beans. Cover and add approximately 15 briquettes to the lid. Simmer for 2 hours stirring every 15 minutes.
This recipe has been handed down by Vera Sorensen of Manti, Utah. It is loved by everyone who has tried it. You'll love it too!
Here is a pic with everything added and the waiting has just begun! Takes about 3 hours or so total time to make