Grandpa Ellison
Jon Ashton - 1970
Penny Ashton - 1990
Serves Thousands ?

Requires 12 qt. pot with heavy bottom.
makes approximately 9 qts.

  GRANDPA’S BEANS   This recipe was given to Jon by his Grandfather Ellison. It is very important to your Dad that it remain a family secret. Please respect his wishes. It is the custom that the men prepare it, and although I helped and critiqued it, your Dad always cooked it. In trying to reproduce it for you, I cooked it in the proportions I remembered, that allowed me to determine the ratios for smaller amounts used in “Petite Grandpa’s Beans” (see next page).   3Huge Red Onions>Brown Onions in a small amount of oil. Add the beef and cook till no longer pink. 2lbsLean Ground Beef   10CansTomato Soup(10 ½ oz. each)>Add to Pot and Simmer for 4 or 5 hours. Stir every 15 minutes. Add more water if necessary. 5TGarlic (minced in oil) 5CansKidney Beans (27 oz. each, drained & rinsed) 4CansWater (Soup Cans)   The main problem with this recipe is that it requires a lot of stirring and attention because it burns easily. Bill made a great suggestion; this is the perfect Crock Pot dish. I think I’ll try that next time. PS. I now have a lifetime supply of Grandpa’s beans in the freezer.