Jon Ashton - 1970
Penny Ashton - 1990
Serves Thousands ?
Requires 12 qt. pot with heavy bottom.
makes approximately 9 qts.
|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).|
|3||Huge Red Onions||>||Brown Onions in a small amount of oil. Add the beef and cook till no longer pink.|
|2||lbs||Lean Ground Beef|
|10||Cans||Tomato Soup(10 ½ oz. each)||>||Add to Pot and Simmer for 4 or 5 hours. Stir every 15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.|
|5||T||Garlic (minced in oil)|
|5||Cans||Kidney Beans (27 oz. each, drained & rinsed)|
|4||Cans||Water (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.|