Friday, August 10, 2007
More special than it looks
--Baked Bean Sandwiches
Baked Bean Sandwiches
Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book Copyright 1975
Mash 2 cups chilled baked beans; stir in 2 tablespoons chopped onion, 1 tablespoon prepared mustard, and enough mayonnaise or salad dressing to make of spreading consistency (it doesn't take much mayo). Butter 8 slices sourdough or whole wheat bread; set aside. Spread 8 more slices of bread with bean mixture; top with lettuce. Cover with buttered bread.
I didn't have any good bread, just leftover hamburger buns. I left out the butter and lettuce.
Makes 8 sandwiches.
Everytime I've come across this recipe I'd tell myself that I need to remember it the next time I had leftover baked beans. My leftover baked beans are usually pretty thick, perfect for this. So, of course, this time my beans were nice and saucy which made the sandwich spread a bit looser than it should be ideally but the flavor was there. The baked beans recipe I use is very flavorful. I know it looks, um, interesting, but I really liked it. It's an inexpensive protein for lunches too.
So what is so special about this recipe? It's my 500th recipe! That's right, I've planned, prepared and documented 500 recipes out of about 180 cookbooks so far. Not too shabby.
So hey, I went through all that effort, you can leave a comment for me today even if you don't usually leave a comment. While you do that, I'll start working on the next 500 recipes.