Thursday, May 3, 2012

Apple, Bean, and Ham Casserole

I just made this as my "good sport" recipe this week as I've been trying to use beans from my food storage. It was tasty but I've made a few adjustments to make it more moist. I got the original recipe from Grandma's Casseroles: Home Style Favorites. The picture comes from the recipe book as well.
1 pound boneless ham, diced in 1 inch cubes
3 cans (15 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed. Since I was cooking my own beans I just used 4 1/2-5 cups of cooked beans.
2 large onions, diced
2-3 medium Granny Smith apple, diced
3 TBSP dark molasses
3 TBSP packed brown sugar
1 TBSP Dijon mustard (I used a hot sweet mustard)
1 tsp ground allspice
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions OR 1 TBSP fresh, chopped parsley
1/3-1/2 cup water (or use reserved cooking water from beans)
 Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine diced ham, beans, onion, apple, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, allspice and water in 3-qt casserole pan; mix well. Cover w/ foil; bake 30-45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle w/ green onions or parsley and serve. We served it w/ homemade bread and hummus. Muffins and steamed carrots would be good w/ it as well. -Makes 6 servings.


Kay Hinton said...

Looks like we've got the perfect combo here: your beans and Melli's muffins! I'm a little like Caleb and his mommy: I love beans! Thanks for the recipe.

Pal & Hatty said...

This sounds so good - I have some leftover ham and I have been wondering what to do with it - I will try this! Thanks!

GilMichelini said...

Thanks for the idea. I liked it but it was not a big hit with the rest of the family. Oh well, they don't know good cooking.