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“The source of this recipe is a cookbook compiled by the wives of Methodist ministers in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. The submitter, Mary Lou Krause, described it as being a camp-out dish which came in-doors. Not being an "out-doorsey" type, my family enjoyed it for nearly forty years as a Saturday night (mostly), casual, kitchen-prepared family-meal dish. Finally I waked up to the fact that perhaps the smell and taste of the campfire had something to do with its popularity. About ten years ago I started adding Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke and it made all the difference in the taste. A very satisfying one-dish meal, with a green salad, and a pone of cornbread it makes for some very good eating.”

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  1. Fry bacon and saute onion in skillet.
  2. Crumble in the ground beef, brown while stirring to break up the chunks.
  3. Add the seasoning in the amount desired .
  4. Add the canned tomatoes and canned beans.
  5. Add the Liquid Smoke (optional).
  6. Simmer over medium heat for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Serve with green salad and cornbread.

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