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August 28, 2010 / dcwisdom

Recipe: Holiday Beans

Had another birthday celebration last night for Kid #3 Jeremiah, and about 25 of his closest friends came.   That kid’s a friend magnet.  He makes my heart burst and gush!  Happy Birthday, my sweet boy!

Well, shoot…I rushed out the door with the potato salad and homemade ice cream, rushed Rick around, and rushed Rick out the door, and rushed to get Mom in the car…………..and forgot the dang camera.  I was really sad about not capturing the 22nd birthday party with friends.  As we speak, he and Brianne are on their way to Dallas to spend time with Kid #4 Sam and Emily and then all four will head to The Ballpark in Arlington tomorrow to watch the Rangers and the Angels or Sox or somebody play.

Brin was just saying ‘mom, why are you posting about Jere when your heading has the holiday bean recipe?’  Well, as all moms can be, I just got caught up in the bursting and gushing thing.

Holiday Beans

Or maybe another good name would be ‘funeral beans.’  I think since I’ve had this recipe, I take this dish to more funeral dinners than anything.  But for any pot luck or family gathering, this dish will be a hit.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3/4 lb. peppered bacon
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 c. white vinegar
1/2 c. water
1 can great northern beans, drained
1 can French cut green beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can pork and beans, UNdrained

Cut bacon into small pieces, and chop the onion into small pieces.  In a dutch oven or large skillet, fry bacon until crisp.  Pour off 1/2 of the bacon grease.   Into the reserved grease, add chopped onion and cook until soft.

Combine bacon to the onions, and add brown sugar, white vinegar, and water and stir together.  Add all beans to the mixture and combine.

Lightly spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with PAM and pour bean mixture into the dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes.  Serves 12.

A great go-to dish.  And in plenty of time for all the holiday fanfare.

Wishing you all a great weekend.  Peace.



  1. Vickie / Aug 28 2010 11:48 PM

    Hey – VERY nice looking young man. Look at those brown eyes… Y’all just been partyin’ up a storm!

    Now that looks like my kinda beans there. I’ll have to grab this recipe and see if the fam likes it. I’ll bet they do!

    Get some rest Gib!

  2. debby9972 / Aug 28 2010 5:30 PM

    I hate when I forget the camera or just forget to take pictures. That holiday beans looks delicious. Bring on the gas…………..

  3. Tara / Aug 28 2010 1:22 PM

    YUM-O! That looks delicious. Going to have to borrow that recipe.

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