One thing about Southern food, it is not a shy little thing. Southern fare is a social butterfly, meant to be slathered, dipped, dunked, fried…you name it! We had family over this weekend for a cookout and my Texas baked beans recipe, which always gets devoured, is one of my favorite summer entertaining recipes.
My 7th grade Sunday School teacher served this at our class Christmas party and I brought the recipe home to my mom, I loved it so much. These are some serious beans people. Imagine the best baked beans you’ve ever tasted in your life made by a little old lady who looks like Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffith Show.
Texas Baked Beans
1 lb. ground beef (I use ground chuck)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. powdered mustard
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
2 large cans baked beans (16 oz)
Simmer meat mixture for one hour. Pour over beans in tight -lid container.
Heat in 250 degree oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Be sure to visit the lovely Rachel at A Southern Fairytale for more Mouthwatering Monday tonguegasmic (her trademark word) recipes.