Easiest Way to Prepare Perfect Bean Casserole

Bean Casserole.

You can cook Bean Casserole using 30 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Bean Casserole

  1. You need of Pinto bean.
  2. It’s 1 pound of pinto beans dried.
  3. You need 3 quarts of water to soak overnight.
  4. It’s 2 teaspoons of coarse pink Himalayan salt.
  5. It’s 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke.
  6. It’s 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings.
  7. Prepare 1/2 stick of butter.
  8. You need 2-1/2 quarts of water.
  9. It’s 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic powder.
  10. It’s 1 teaspoon of granulated onion powder.
  11. Prepare of Meat sauce.
  12. You need 1 pound of bulk sausage.
  13. It’s 9 of medium sized Roma tomatoes.
  14. It’s 1 quart of water to skin tomatoes.
  15. Prepare 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic powder.
  16. Prepare 1 of medium onion.
  17. You need 1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt.
  18. It’s 3 tablespoons of tomato paste.
  19. It’s 1/4 cup of all purpose flour.
  20. It’s 15 ounces of tomato sauce.
  21. It’s of Black beans.
  22. It’s 30 ounces of canned black beans.
  23. You need 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic powder.
  24. You need 1 teaspoon of granulated onion powder.
  25. You need 1 teaspoons of pink Himalayan salt.
  26. It’s of Cheeses.
  27. Prepare 1/2 cup of fontina cheese.
  28. Prepare 2 cups of coarsely shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese.
  29. You need 2 cups of finely shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese.
  30. Prepare 1/2 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese chunks.

Bean Casserole step by step

  1. Presoak the beans overnight at room temperature. Rinse the beans and cover with new water. Add bacon drippings and liquid smoke. Bring to a boil, for 15 minutes, and turn to low heat and cover. Cook stirring occasionally for 1-1/2 hours. Add salt when really tender about 1 hour into cooking.
  2. Wash the tomatoes. Boil the 1 quart water. Add a tomato for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove the tomato from the water and peel off skin. Caution it will be hot. Repeat till all are skinned.
  4. Dice the onion and tomatoes and season with garlic, salt, and onion powder. Add sausage to a hot skillet along with the tomatoes and onions. Brown the sausage.
  5. Add the sauce, and tomato paste. Add into the sauce the flour. Let simmer till thickened a bit. Preheat the oven 400° Fahrenheit.
  6. Cook the black beans mashing them add there seasonings and cook down till thickened.
  7. By now the pinto beans have been cooking for 1 and a half hours. Add butter cook for 15 minutes more.
  8. Shred the coarse cheese. To an oven safe deep pan add the beans to the bottom. Cover with coarsely shredded cheese. Add the meat sauce then the finely shredded cheese.
  9. Take just enough pinto beans to cover the next layer. Mash the rest of the pinto beans add the chunked fontina and extra sharp chunk cheeses.
  10. Stir till creamy and very thick. Pour on top of the casserole and bake 45 minutes.
  11. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.
  12. Serve I hope you enjoy!!!! I used sriracha sauce on mine.

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