If you’re a fan of green beans, you might want to try this version of Barbecued String Beans baked in the oven. I included this recipe in the back of
Plain Paradise, a Daughters of the Promise novel, and it was a nice twist on regular ol’ green beans—zesty and fun!
Notice that the recipe includes four cans of green beans. The Amish folks use lots of canned foods, including cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup. While I’m sure there are some Plain People who stay away from processed foods, the folks in Lancaster County are as busy as the rest of us—or busier—and aren’t opposed to a few cooking shortcuts. They certainly love their fresh vegetables, and almost everyone has a garden, but simplifying is also a part of their life. An Amish family averages six to eight children, so meal time is a big event!
- 6 slices of bacon—cooked, drained, and crumbled
- ¾ c. ketchup
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 2 T. mustard
- 4 14.5 oz. cans green beans, drained
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fry onion in bacon drippings.
- Add rest of ingredients, except beans, then bring to a boil.
- Add beans.
- Put in casserole dish and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
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