Country Style Beans

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound (2 cups) dry Navy Beans, soaked
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

PREPARATION

  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.
  4. Stir in oregano and parsley.
  5. Drain beans reserving liquid.
  6. Mix beans thoroughly with all other ingredients.
  7. Place in 2-quart casserole, adding bean liquid to cover.
  8. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour, adding liquid if needed.

Servings per recipe: 8 to 10

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