By Kevin Williams
Hmmmm, not sure how I feel about this casserole. Baked beans done right, though, are very good. I like to take potato chips and dip them into baked beans. That, I would think, would taste better than the tortilla chips that my daughter Aster was dipping into applesauce last night.
Now, if you want to make your own baked beans, there's a super, super Amish recipe here for them. I posted a picture of these baked beans below. I tried them at an Amish schoolhouse fund-raiser once. Mmmm, they were amazing.
Casseroles are deeply ingrained in Amish culinary life. Even though the word casserole is decidedly French, the dish has been adopted by the Amish heartily because of its convenience, portability, and ease in assembly. Plus, casseroles are comforting by nature and ingredients can easily be adjusted to feed large groups of people if need be.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 /2 cup chopped onion
- 16 ounce can baked beans (or equivalent homemade)
- ¼ up catsup
- 1 /2 cup brown sugar
- 1 /2 teaspoon mustard
- 3 /4 cup Bisquick
- 1 /4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- Brown beef with onion and drain.
- Add beans, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard.
- Heat to a simmer.
- Pour into an 11 X 8 baking dish.
- Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat.
- Bake at 375 for 25 - 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
Click here for 10 other comforting Amish casserole recipes here on Amish365, including "Penny Supper Casserole and, yes, you read right: Spam Casserole!