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Hearty Pear and Bean Bake

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Idaho Red beans
  • 29 oz Can Bartlett pear halves
  • 8 sl Bacon
  • 1 md Onion; sliced
  • 3 tb Molasses
  • 2 tb Vinegar
  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Prepared mustard
  • 1/4 ts Cloves
  • 1/4 ts Pepper


Soak and cook beans according to directions. Drain. Drain pears,
reserving pear syrup. Fry 4 slices bacon. Drain and break into
pieces. Saute onion in bacon fat. Add with fried bacon to beans and
place in buttered casserole. Combine 3/4 CUP pear syrup with
molasses, vinegar, garlic and remaining seasonings. Pour over beans
and mix thoroughly. Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours,
stirring gently from time to time and adding more pear syrup if
needed. Place pear halves over beans, spooning liquid from casserole
over the top. Top each pear half with 1/2 slice bacon. Bake,
uncovered, 30 minutes longer. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Copyright IDAHO BEAN COMMISSION P.O.Box 9433...Boise, Idaho 83707
<Electronic format by Karen Mintzias>

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