By Kellene Bishop
Today I’m going to give you a gift. I’ve been working very hard on my cookbook to get it ready for publishing and as such there have been several recipes that I’ve not shared because they were IN the cookbook. But, my computer and YouTube haven’t been getting along very well and as such, in spite of all of my best intentions, the YouTube videos that I’ve made to post for specific days in this 100 Days of Prepping haven’t made it up yet. (grrrr….) So, I think that the least I can do is share with you one of my absolute favorite dishes. If I could, I’d make it for all of you and deliver it “poy-sen-al-lee” to you. But I insist on exacting revenge on this newfangled computer and YouTube instead, so you’re going to have to just throw this together yourself. It’s certainly the perfect weather for this scrumptious dish!
There are several things I love about this recipe with the variety of textures being just the beginning. To be perfectly forthright, I love the compliments I get when I make it. I’ve NEVER served it to someone new and NOT had them ask for the recipe. Secondly, it’s EEEEEZZZZEEEE! With the exception of the chopped onion, it’s an “Open, Dump, Heat” recipe and I guaran-dang-tee-yah it’s better than any freeze-dried MRE kind of food that requires the same hands-off kind of cooking instructions. Next, I love this recipe because it can double, triple or whatever very easily. AND it’s very hearty.
I frequently make this recipe with my home canned hamburger and home canned bacon and freeze-dried onion. However, I’m going to give you the recipe with the regular, everyday kind of cooking instructions and ingredients. I suspect it will be obvious to you to see how easy it can be tweaked to be one of your shelf-stable recipes.
Here you go…I present to you the Hungry Man One Pot Dinner recipe
Hungry Man One Pot Dinner
1 pound ground beef—browned, and drained (or ground turkey)
1 pound of bacon- crispy, drained, cut into small pieces (or turkey bacon)
1 C. chopped onion
2 1 pound cans of pork and beans
1 pound canned kidney beans–undrained
1 pound canned buttered lima beans (or Great Northern Beans)–undrained
1 C. ketchup
½ C. dark brown sugar
2 T. liquid smoke
1 T. white vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
½ t. salt
1 t. ground pepper
If you like a little bit of heat, this recipe works well with just a bit of Srieracha or the dark chocolate peppers.