Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fabulous Hot Five Bean Salad

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 11

"Canned beans never had it so good. You can pick and choose your favorite beans for this dish, because the cooking method is what makes this salad zing. The beans are simmered in bacon drippings and a sweetened vinegar/cornstarch mixture that coast each bean and makes a thick delicious sauce."

Ingredients:
1 pound bacon
2/3 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and
drained
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can green beans, drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can wax beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans,
drained
Directions:
1. Cut bacon into small pieces using kitchen shears, and place in a large skillet. Cook, turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Set bacon aside.
2. Return reserved drippings to skillet. Mix together sugar, cornstarch, and salt and pepper; blend into drippings. Stir in vinegar and water; cook and stir until boiling. Stir in drained beans. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
3. Turn bean mixture into serving dish. Crumble bacon over beans.

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