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Bean Sandwiches

I got this from my Dad who made it during the Depression. Beans are protein rich, and with the grain in the bread make a complete complex protein!


  • 1/2 small package red beans or pinto beans (or 1/4 each)
  • 1/2 ham slice, or ham bone or 1 ham hock
  • water to fill the slow cooker or Dutch oven
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 loaf of white bread
  • 1/4 stick butter


Place beans and ham piece in slow cooker or Dutch Oven. Fill with water almost to the top and heat on high until simmering. Turn down until it's slow cooking for 2-4 hours or until beans are tender. Butter 1 slice bread and pour beans and sauce mix over. Enjoy! (You can add onions, but I am allergic).

Then the next day, add more water and some rice-any rice-and some barbecue or Cajun seasoning for red beans and rice. Then with the leftovers, add ground beef or chicken for dirty rice.

The 1st day's cost is about $4.50 for everything, about 50 cents a serving.

The 2nd day's cost is only about .65 total, so it's about 10 cents a serving.

The 3rd day's cost is about $2.00 so it's less than 35 cents a serving. That's 3 days (and you'll probably have some leftover for the freezer) for less than $1 per person total!

Servings: 12
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
3 Hours Cooking Time

Source: My Dad

By Debcatholic

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

Hi: This is funny because i got teased as a teenager for eating bean sandwiches but to this day i still eat them - i come from a small border town, Ft. Erie, ont. canada

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

I love cold baked bean sandwiches. I toast the bread and butter it. Yumm! :)

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