Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box
Baked 4-Bean Casserole
July 2, 2020
I have shared this before. Always I get compliments to say it is the best-baked beans they’ve ever had. There are a lot of great baked bean recipes. This one is unusual as it has pineapple, onion, apple, and molasses along with the usual beans. It makes a lot and is perfect for those get-togethers for this upcoming July 4th weekend.
I am also sharing the actual recipe card. Many of us remember the old typewriter. This recipe was a collection from a garden club in Spokane. Gram Yonkie laboriously typed each card, making sure there was not a mistake. In this collection, there are the original white cards that I have not used. The ones I have used are all aged. I have a huge admiration of what it took to put this together
1 can kidney beans
1 can green lima beans
1 can Van Camp Pork and Beans
1 can S & W beans
1# bulk sausage-browned
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 med onion, chopped
1 raw apple, diced
½ c. molasses
½ c. catsup
1 T. lemon juice
Mix well, turn into a baking dish. Serves 12 amply. Very good and very unusual. Bake at 2 hours at 300 degrees.
I usually use Jimmy Dean’s sausage, regular flavor, but I’m sure it doesn’t matter. I don’t know that one can find S & W beans, but I substitute it for a large can of baked beans and I use a large can of pork and beans. I do not drain any of the cans, in case that was a question.
If you are considering using the crockpot, I’d suggest that you bake them in the oven, then transfer to the crockpot to keep warm. In my opinion, baking has a different flavor. It also helps cook down some of the juices.
It doesn’t say whether to cover or not. I don’t, but I probably stir it once or twice. It’s been a while since I made it. I’m waiting for our church potlucks to start up again.
If you have any questions, please let me know.