Rancho Baked Beans ... Yet Another Manly Recipe!

Yes Men, Another Recipe for You

Guys, we've got to stick together and help each other out ... especially in the culinary department. It gets ugly out there when you go to that family gathering, perhaps even to the forced merriment of the periodic family reunion, and you discover a sea of "trendy" food or "upscale" food (finger sandwiches ... brrr) or, dare I say it, "healthy" food. Nothing to gladden a man's heart. Here's your own self defense recipe to ensure that you and the rest of the guys have something you'll actually enjoy eating and will feel manly while eating it. Yes, guys, it's a dish full of beans and hamburger. It doesn't get more basic or manly than that!

A cautionary note though, gentlemen, this is not, unlike garlic chicken with potatoes, a dish that will impress women. This is not date food. This is picnic food, family gathering food, outdoor food, or sports food. That said, here's what you need.

1 cup chopped onion (requiring once again some manly knife for chopping, I recommend the butcher's knife for the heft and the sheer overkill of the thing. If, however, you are clumsy, pick a much smaller, more easily controlled knife)

1 pound of ground beef (fresh, not lingering in the back of the fridge since Methuselah knows when beef)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup catsup

2 16 oz. cans of pork 'n' beans

1 can red kidney beans (see, all very manly!)

Brown the meat and the onions in a frying pan.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a baking dish, drain the grease off the meat and onions, add them to the rest of those ingredients in said baking dish, stir together thoroughly, and bake for one hour in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.

When you arrive at the aforementioned event, you will be a hero with all your male friends. Wives and a few kids may also like this, but your male friends will be the most grateful. If you are dating, and your girlfriend really likes Rancho Baked Beans, she may be the one, you lucky guy. Dig in everybody!

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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

You are filling up my recipe bookmark!! Thank you!


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J.S. Brooks 7 years ago Author

You're welcome. I've learned my lesson though. No more manly secrets. It's all out in the open now.

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