Delicious Baked (GIANT) Green Beans

Green beans hide as they get big enough to pick. At least mine do! Have you ever wondered what to do with those green beans that hid until they were GIANT?
I found a good crock pot baked bean recipe that cooked them into deliciousness!
Note: Don’t use green beans that are hard and dry or have a brown line down them, just the big ones.

 

DELICIOUS Baked Green Beans

Have you ever wondered what to do with those green beans that hid until they were GIANT? I found a good crock pot baked bean recipe that cooked them into deliciousness!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 4
Author Homeschool Christian Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 cups large green beans cut into 1 inch lengths. Note: Don't use green beans that are hard and dry or have a brown line down them, just the big beans.
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp dark molasses
  • 2 tbsp favorite BBQ sauce (We like Bull's Eye Original.)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water You can use the bean water!
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5-6 slices bacon uncooked, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Boil beans for 5 minutes to soften. Save 1/2 cup of bean water for recipe.

  2. Add beans, onion, molasses, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, salt, bean water, vinegar, curry powder, and Worcester sauce. Mix well.

  3. Pour bean mixture into crock pot.

  4. Cover bean mixture with the half pieces of bacon slices.

  5. Cook on high 6 hours or low for 9 hours.

  6. Alternative: Can cook, covered, in the oven at 250 degrees for 6-9 hours, adding water if it gets dry.

Recipe Notes

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I post recipes that our family actually eats! Why? Because no matter how good a homeschooling day you have, you (usually) still have to make something for dinner! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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Fresh Apple Cake: Delicious, They Always Want More!

In less than an hour you could be eating this cake. Picture of Fresh Apple Cake, one slice removed

Fresh Apple Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 4 cups chopped apple pieces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° Spray tube pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar with 2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this mixture to sprinkle on top of batter once the batter has been poured into the pan. Note: The remainder of this mixture will be added to the batter.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (sugar, eggs, copped nuts, baking soda, cooking oil, chopped apples, flour, salt and brown sugar/cinnamon mixture) and stir thoroughly. Batter will be thick.

  4. Pour batter into tube pan. If you use a pan other than a tube pan, you will need to adjust the cooking time.

  5. Sprinkle the reserved brown sugar/cinnaon mixture on top.

  6. Bake in the middle of the oven at 375° for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.

In less than an hour you could be eating this delicious FRESH APPLE cake!

My husband asks for this cake frequently and there’s no wonder- it is delicious. From the brown sugar/cinnamon sprinkle on top to the great apple flavor, this cake has all the right ingredients in the right proportions.

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Introduction to Meal Planning: Time-Saving, Easy-to-Use and Practical

Meal-Planning: This system is NOT overwhelming!

If you saw our previous article, Help Me! Meal Planning Basics and panicked, relax! We put a lot of information in that article about meal planning to get you thinking long-term rather than the day-to-day survival mode. Long-term thinking will help you as are meal planning in a healthier way, prevent impulse buying, and save you time and money.

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