Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Taste of Home


Old Settler Beans:

These beans are always a hit – always! The original recipe comes from a 1983 cookbook printed by my hometown Extension Club. Marcie (or Marso as my Dad calls her - he is the king of nicknaming people whether they like it or not,) submitted several recipes and each one is finger lickin’ good!

I have adapted it a bit over the years and here it is:

 1 lb. hamburger
1 pkg. bacon, diced
1 med. onion, diced
1 small can green chilies
1 ½ tsp. Liquid Smoke
2 tsp. molasses
¼ c. barbecue sauce
¼ c. ketchup
½ c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
28 oz. Bushes baked beans
15oz. can kidney beans
3 - 15oz. pork and beans
You can use all pork and beans or any combination of beans you like.

Brown hamburger, onion and green chilies. Brown diced bacon – don’t be hasty when draining your bacon grease, save a bit to add to the pot yum yum!

Add all ingredients to a large pot, give a good stir… careful now don’t mush up your beans! Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes or so. Typically I make this a day before I need it, thus I toss it in a crock pot and chill in fridge with lid off. If you want it right away, bake at 350 for an hour or so (until it is bubbly) or right to the crockpot works too.


  1. Don't know what happened, just posted a comment and it didn't show up.
    Anyway, I love your big pot of beans! Enjoy the long 4th of July weekend. We are currently camped at LaPine State Park just south of Bend, OR. We will be here four days, then heading to the coast! Hoping for cooler temps!

    1. I have shared your blog with my husband - we are both enjoying your travels. Stay safe and keep cool, Brandy