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Country Style Beans

No recipe image available.Navy beans seasoned with bacon, green bell pepper, tomatoes and herbs.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound (2 cups) dry navy beans, soaked
6 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
6 strips bacon
2 medium onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 peeled tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Drain beans, cover with water and salt; simmer with pepper, garlic, and bay leaf for approximately 2 hours or until tender.
  2. Fry bacon until crisp; remove from pan and crumble.
  3. Sauté onions in bacon drippings until golden; add pepper and tomatoes and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in oregano and parsley.
  4. Drain beans reserving liquid. Mix beans thoroughly with all other ingredients. Place in 2-quart casserole, adding bean liquid to cover.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 1 hour, adding liquid if needed.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy The Michigan Bean Commission.