Monday, June 30, 2008

Biscuit and Bean Bake

As promised last week here is a totally easy and yummy recipe using canned or fresh biscuits and canned or homemade baked beans. The kids LOVE this one, and it is so easy it's laughable. I can't vouch for it being very healthy, but it is sure yummy!

The first thing you need is some baked beans. I will be honest and say I opt for Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans, as I have yet to come up with a successful homemade vegetarian variety. If any of you have a recipe for some, feel free to share here!

Just pour them in a casserole dish and top with biscuits. You can use canned if you're in a hurry but I prefer these:

1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbls butter or margarine
3/4- 1 cup butter milk(you can add 1tbs vinegar to regular milk to make your own version of buttermilk)
2 tsp honey
mix baking powder and flour into large bowl. Cut in butter using pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse meal. Combine honey and milk and stir into the flour mixture. Knead lightly in bowl for three minutes until no longer sticky. Turn onto lightly floured board and roll out and cut into biscuits.
So, top your beans with these and sprinkle with a little cheese and bake until biscuits are golden brown(about 20 minutes at 375)
The kids think this is great, and it couldn't be easier! I would love to share a photo, but we ate it up so quick we forgot! I'll add one later, next time we make these.