Meatless Monday: Poor Man's Supper

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I don't know where this recipe comes from, but my mom has made it since I was a kid, and I have loved it since then.  It's cheap, easy, and quick, but the biggest reason to make this is that it is so good.  In keeping with the January theme and idea of healthier, lighter eating, this fits the bill.  Drew and I both agree that few dinners are better.  We usually make it with cornbread and some type of greens, whether it be collards or turnip greens or even sauteed spinach.  It'd also be good with roasted potatoes.

This works for the crock pot or the stove top, so it fits your schedule well.  If using a crock pot, just heat on low for 6-8 hours or high for 2-4 hours.  If using stove top, heat on medium until warmed.  I usually throw everything in the crock pot. Oh, and it gets better the next day, after the flavors have really had time to blend.

Poor Man's Supper
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
1 (15 oz) can chili or mexi beans
1 (15 oz) can butter beans
1 (15 oz) can great northern beans
1 (15 oz) can navy beans
1 lg onion, either slivered or diced, your preference

In a crock pot or large pot, add all ingredients together.  Heat through.  

Comments (3)

I really appreciate your blog, and how great is it that I found it because I was looking for a good cornbread recipe to go with my crockpot full of beans today. I love cooking but have to make others cook due to injuries keeping me out of the kitchen (something I'd never wish on anyone). My son will be cooking the cornbread recipe you posted to go with a crockpot full of black beans that have been going all day and some home-made queso fresco made fresh from a dairy my daughter and her family work at. What a feast!


Wow, Jenny! Thanks! How was that cornbread? It's our favorite, so I hope you loved it! The black beans and queso fresco sound absolutely wonderful!

I'm embarrassed to admit the family discovered we were out of corn meal. Just goes to show how long I've been out of the kitchen. They made Irish Wheaten Soda Bread out of my Irish cookbook instead. It was still wonderful. I'll try the cornbread recipe eventually though, because it sounds good.

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