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Savory Bean And Chicken Casserole

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Ingredients
  Dried lima beans 1 Pound (2 Cups)
  Diced salt pork 1⁄4 Pound
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Mashed garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Stalk celery 1 , chopped
  Ground thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sausage meat 1⁄2 Pound
  Frying chicken 2 1⁄2 Pound, cut in pieces (1 Piece)
  Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tomato sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced ham 1⁄2 Pound
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a deep kettle soak beans overnight.

MAKING
2) Next day, add more water to cover beans. Add, salt pork, half of the chopped onions, garlic clove, celery, and ground thyme.
3) Place in flame and simmer covered till done.
4) Drain beans and reserve the liquid.
5) In the remaining fat in skillet fry sausage meat and remaining onions to brown.
6) Take off from fat.
7) Take another skillet, heat margarine and cook chicken till golden brown on all sides.
8) Stir in tomato sauce, parsley and white wine. Cook covered in simmering heat for 15 minutes stirring frequently.
9) In a 3-quart casserole add half of the bean mixture.
10) Mix in sausage meat, chicken and tomato sauce.
11) Layer with remaining beans.
12) Add reserved bean liquid to cover mixture in casserole.
13) Place in preheated slow oven (325°F.) and bake covered for 1 1/2 hours.
14) Mix ham and bake uncovered for further 30 minutes.

SERVING
15) Serve hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bean
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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