Noodles And Beans German Style
|White beans/Navy beans||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Dill seed||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Onion||1 , diced|
|Noodles||6 Ounce (1/4 Inch Wide)|
|Bacon dripping||1 Tablespoon|
|Chopped cooked ham||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sour cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Soft bread crumbs||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Melted margarine||2 Tablespoon|
|Grated cheddar cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Soak beans in the water overnight.
Next morning add dill, onion and salt.
Bring to a boil, then turn heat low; cover and cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender.
Add more water during cooking if necessary.
Drain and reserve bean juice.
Cook noodles in boiling salted water until tender.
Measure 2/3 cup bean juice into a saucepan.
Stir in a mixture of the bacon dripping and flour.
Cook until thickened.
Add ham, sour cream, cayenne.
Combine with beans and noodles, and scrape into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Spread with a mixture of crumbs and margarine.
Bake at 350F until thoroughly heated, about 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese melts.