Thursday, September 15, 2011

Presidential Beans

President Teddy Roosevelt loved everything about the great outdoors - riding, fishing, hunting and eating - so naturally he fell in love with Yellowstone National Park. In 1919-20, 20 years after the president first visited the park, Roosevelt Lodge was built on the site of the old tented Camp Roosevelt near the North gate, known for its Roosevelt Arch.

Roosevelt Lodge is still popular with today's visitors and so are the famous Roosevelt Beans served there.

Here's the recipe for your favorite outdoorsmen.

Roosevelt Beans
Serves 8-12

1 pound hamburger or sausage
1/2 pound bacon in 1/2-inch dice
1 onion, 1/2-inch dice
1 16 oz. can pork and beans
1 12-oz. can kidney beans
1 12-oz. can Lima beans
1 12-oz. can butter beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBS. cider vinegar
1 TBS. prepared mustard
1/2 cup Ketchup
salt and pepper to taste

Fry meats; drain fat. Saute onion with meat. Stir in next 10 ingredients. (For a thicker dish, drain liquid from beans.)
Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with cornbread.

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