Three Bean Hotdish

"This is my wife's recipe. I'm not a big bean eater, but this is SOOOOO good!!! IDK where she got it, but I'm putting on the Zaar for safe keeping!"
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  • Melt shortening in a large fry pan.
  • Brown ground beef, bacon & onion together.
  • Season to taste with Lawry's Season Salt & Black Pepper.
  • Drain & discard fat.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar & dry mustard.
  • Cover & simmer on med. low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain the kidney beans & butter beans. DO NOT drain the baked beans!
  • Stir the ground beef mixture & all the beans together & place into a 2-3 quart casserole dish & bake uncovered for 40 minutes at 350°.
  • NOTE: You can place all ingredients into a 4 quart crock pot & simmer for several hours on low instead of baking in oven.

Questions & Replies

  1. My hot dish turned out kind of dry after baking it. What can I do to give it more moisture without compromising it?


  1. This is just like my Mom's Three Bean Hotdish recipe...delicious!! I love how simple and yummy this recipe is...I think I could it this everyday if I let myself ;) The only thing I did differently was to leave out the Crisco, I just didn't think it need it and it turned out perfect. Great recipe!!
  2. I made this last night for dinner and it was wonderful! Because of time constraints I didn't have time to bake it. I threw everything in the pan after browning the bacon & beef and let it simmer for 25 min. Tasted great, thanks so much for sharing your recipe!


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