Picnic Beans

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

2 slices (1 ounce each) Canadian bacon, chopped

2/3 cup chopped onion

1 can (16 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained

1 can (16 ounces) light red beans, rinsed, drained

1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed, drained

1 can (16 ounces) Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained

2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce

1/4 cup cider vinegar

3 tablespoons molasses

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon chili powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place bacon and onion in a nonstick skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until onion is tender and edges of bacon are lightly browned.

Place beans in a mixing bowl. Add bacon mixture. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over beans. Stir to blend. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish.

Bake 45 to 60 minutes.

Andrew Schloss and David Joachim