Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper? – Burger Beans

Homemade-Baked-Beans-with-BaconMy dad passed away several years ago but I have been thinking about him a lot lately.  And how he would have hated the stay at home order and not being able to visit with his cronies at the game and gun club and Susquehanna Senior Center. 

But I know he would have been messing around in the kitchen during this time to keep himself busy.  He loved to make soups and just throw things together to see how they came out and they almost always included beans of some sort. 

Burger beans is one of his creations that is surprisingly good but you do have to like beans.  I treasure his handwritten recipe.  Beano or a can of air freshener is also recommended.

Burger Beans

1 lb. ground beef

1 onion, chopped

¼ to ½ green pepper chopped, to taste

1 can pork and beans

1 can white beans

1 can butter beans

1 can pinto beans

½ c. ketchup

¼ c. BBQ sauce

Dash of chili powder

¼ c. molasses

Black pepper to taste

Brown the ground beef, green pepper and onion in a pan.  Drain all of the beans except the pork and beans and add to browned beef along with the rest of the ingredients and simmer until heated through. 

If it is too thick for your taste you can add more ketchup or some water.  It is a very hearty meal and we usually served it with biscuits or dinner rolls.  

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