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Western Range Sandwiches

 Western Range Sandwiches
I found this recipe in a cookbook left to me by my mother. Over the past 20 years, it's been a big hit with my family, especially with those who love kidney beans. Using English muffins instead of hamburger buns is a nice change. - Mauvereen Cannady, Portage, Wisconsin
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 English muffins, split and toasted

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels.
  • Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Cook beef, onion and
  • green pepper in drippings until meat is no longer pink. Add beans,
  • tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper and bacon.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add cheese. Cook and stir over low heat
  • until cheese is melted. Spoon onto English muffin halves. Yield: 6
  • servings.