Ham and Bean Bake Recipe
"My mother shared this hearty corn bread-topped meal with me," notes Rita Maddix of Nelsonville, Ohio.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- CORN BREAD TOPPING:
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
- 1. In a large skillet, saute onion, green pepper and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in ham, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, mustard, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, egg and oil; stir in corn. Add to cornmeal mixture just until combined.
- 2. Transfer the hot bean mixture to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drop corn bread batter by spoonful over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and a toothpick inserted near the center of topping comes out clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.
1 serving (1 cup) equals 435 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,509 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 19 g protein.
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