-From the “14 Prize Winning Country Cooking Recipes” cook book.


1/2 lb bacon, diced

1 lb ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

1 can (15 oz) pork and beans

2 cans (16 oz) whole tomatoes – chopped

Cornbread Topping:

1/2 cup yellow corn meal

1/2 cup flour

2 TBSP sugar

2 TSP baking powder

1/2 TSP salt

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup milk

2 TBSP butter, melted

1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles


Fry bacon until almost crisp, drain.  Add crumbled ground beef and onion.   Brown evenly and drain.  Stir in beans and tomatoes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover, then simmer for 45 min to 1 hour.  Grease upper inside of casserole.  Spoon in heated mixture.  Combine all cornbread topping ingredients, mix until smooth.  Spoon over top of meat mixture.  Bake at 425 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes.  Serves 8