Happy Birthday America!

Part of what makes you so great is your food.

Now I’m not going to get all “who owns what food stereotype” on you because I did that with Green Jell-o a few weeks ago and it got ugly. Only because I was totally right (that Mormons OWN the Green Jell-o title) and the Lutherans, Methodists and whatever else religions that thrive on pitch-ins, potlucks and linger longers are sore losers. (Whoops. Sorry. Smack talk.)

Anyway the Indy Star picked up on my suggestion of Frog Eye Salad and totally featured it in their pitch in article.

Regardless of the whole religious aspect, I feel confident in knowing that I know my pitch-in/potluck/linger longer food.

Which is why today I bring you moosh beans.

Normally they are called Mormon Beans, but since I’m all about culinary equality here at moosh in indy they have been renamed moosh beans.

Bacon for Mormon Beans.Mormon Beans.


Because these beans utilize everything that encompasses Mormon cuisine short of sour cream, cream of chicken/mushroom soup and rice. However it does use bacon, food storage cans, a crock pot and a random smattering of ingredients all put together in said crock pot to produce a massive amount of tasty tasty shareable food.

Get your crock pots ready folks, because here we go. (double it if you have to share.)

In your crock pot add:

2 15oz. cans of pork and beans

1 15 oz. can of dark red or white (cannellini) kidney beans (rinsed and drained)

1 c. salsa (I always use Mrs. Renfro’s Black Bean Medium Salsa)

3/4 c. brown sugar

1.5 t. dry mustard

1 t. salt

1 T. apple cider vinegar

now in a saute pan:

brown 1/2 lb. ground beef (add to crock pot)

saute 1 large chopped onion (add to crock pot)

brown 1/2 lb. thick bacon, cut into thin pieces (add to crock pot)

Stir it all together and let it do its crock pot thing until you have to go. (High about an hour, low up to 4 or 5 hours, stir regularly please!)

Eat with cornbread.

You’re welcome.


  1. Okay, I think I will.

    Thank you.

  2. Wowza! Those have a lot going on! I bet they’re good with the green Jello.

  3. Ross Graham says:

    These better be good. 😉
    They’re in my crockpot right now.

    Review will be forthcoming.

  4. When I do eventually make it to Indy, I expect you to make these for me.

  5. Happy 4th to the Family Moosh!

  6. Ross Graham says:

    They were (and still are) yummylicious!
    Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  7. I heart my Crock Pot…we’ll be trying this one next week. 🙂

  8. Nummy Nummy! I am so makin this soon! I am thinkin this week sometime! Thanks for sharin!

  9. First I need to get a crock pot. (I know, right? It’s terrible. But I am single, and when you’re single, no one throws you a shower and then you have to buy your own appliances. It’s really sad. Anywho.) then I promise to try these beans. Because even though I generally dislike baked beans, these look and sound awesome!

  10. These were ALMOST the Mouthwatering Monday post for this week. SO CLOSE 😉
    But, I wanted to check with you first 😉

    Love it.

    Moosh Beans they are and they are delicious!

  11. Someone brought these beans to my mom’s reception yesterday-these are by far the BEST beans I have ever had. I think theirs had lima beans in it as well-but I didn’t care, it was awesome! There were about 4 crock pots of different beans and this type was gone in just under an hour of being set out.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us non Moosh folk. I will def. be using it!

  12. melissa says:

    Oh, these look awesome. I think I’m going to try these out this week. Now just need good recipe for cornbread…

    got one?

  13. Wow this was yummy…we ate it with corn muffins made with the mix from Aldi. I left out the extra teaspoon of salt since the pork & beans and bacon are salty already and it was great. 🙂