Grandma Bartels’ recipe box: Bean Hot Dish

Recipe box - Mildred Bartels - McClelland's Beach - Spirit Lake - IA - 51360

We recently discovered a recipe box belonging to Mildred Bartels, descendant of William and Margaret McClelland, who founded McClelland’s’ Beach. Mildred and her husband, Ed, also a checkers champion in two states, ran McClelland’s Beach for many years. Many of Grandma Bartels’ delicious recipes were humbly named “Hot Dish” along with their main ingredient as the title. Grandma Bartels’ “Bean Hot Dish”, shown on the little white piece of paper to the left of the recipe box, looks like it would be welcome at any McClelland’s Beach picnic or potluck.

Mildred Bartels’ Bean Hot Dish

1/2 C. chopped bacon
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 lb. hamburger
1 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 C. brown sugar
1 can pork and beans
1 can lima beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can navy beans

Brown bacon, hamburger and onion. Mix with other ingredients. Bake at least one (1) hour at 325 to 350 degrees.


Published by Karin Livingston

Karin Livingston is a great-great granddaughter of McClelland's Beach founders William and Margaret McClelland. For details, visit her LinkedIn profile:

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