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                         Oven-Baked Beef and Beans
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :3:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Vegetables
                 Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        beef stew meat
    1      cup           navy beans
    6      cups          water
    2      tablespoons   flour
    2      teaspoons     salt
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
    1                    bay leaves
    2      tablespoons   bacon grease
    8      ounces        tomato sauce
    2                    onions
    1      tablespoon    yellow mustard
    1      teaspoon      chili powder
      1/2  teaspoon      basil
    1                    garlic clove -- minced
 
      1. Sort and rinse beans. Bring beans and the 6 cups water to a boil.
 Simmer 2 minutes. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand at least 1 hour.
      2. Trim all fat from beef and cut into 1-inch cubes.
      3. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag; put in the beef
 cubes and shake to coat beef. Brown the beef in the bacon drippings; drain
 off the fat.
      4. Drain the beans, reserving 2 cups liquid. Combine beans, beef,
 reserved liquid and remaining ingredients.
      5. Cover tightly and bake in 325-degree oven for 2 1/2 hours or until
 meat and beans test done.
 
 
 
 
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with crusty bread and fresh fruit for complete meal.