Sunshine Bean Casserole


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6 to 8 servings



2 cups canned red beans, drained
2 cups canned lima beans, drained
2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
1 lb. ground beef
1 lg. onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. prepared mustard (or less, to taste)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tsp. cumin powder (optional)
1/4 cup red wine
Salt and pepper, to taste


Put drained beans into a 2-1/2-quart casserole; mix lightly and set aside. In large skillet cook ground beef, onions and garlic until meat is lightly browned; stir in remaining ingredients except beans. Add skillet mixture to beans in casserole; mix together. Cover and bake for approximately an hour at 325°F. or simmer the mixture in a crockpot for 3 to 4 hours.

Author's Comments

An easy bean casserole. The recipe calls for red beans, lima beans and garbanzos, but any combination of cooked or canned beans can be used. Pick your own favorites.

Recipe from A Primer on Bean Cookery, by the California Dry Bean Advisory Board.

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