This knockwurst and beans combination has been in my family for years, and they were the most delicious when my mom made them.
comfort food recipes for fall and winter, meals to make ahead
AuthorValentina K. Wein
2(15-ounce cans)black beans
2(15-ounce cans)kidney beans
1 1/2cupsyellow onion,finely chopped, divided
12ouncesbacon(about 9 strips)
4knockwurst,cut into 1/2-inch slices
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (see notes), and adjust a rack to the center.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the 4 cans of beans, draining only about 1/2 of the liquid from each one before doing so.
In an approximately 5 quart Dutch oven, or other oven proof pot, add about 1/3 of the bean mixture. Then as evenly as possible, drizzle 1/4 cup of the ketchup, 1/4 cup of the molasses, and 1 tablespoon of the Worcestershire sauce on top. Next sprinkle about 1/2 cup of the onions. Add one layer of the bacon on top of the onions, so that they're covered completely. (You can cut the bacon strips in half if necessary.)
Repeat the above layering process two more times, but on the last time, there will be no molasses.
Cover the pot and place it on a baking sheet in the preheated 225 degree F oven for 7 hours.
Remove from the oven, add the knockwurst and then bake for 1 more hour.
* I'm sure you could also make this recipe in a slow cooker. Believe it or not, I don't own one. (Gasp!)