Green Beans, Potatoes, and Ham
1 large can green beans potatoes combo *OR*
3:2 ratio of individual cans (3 cans of green beans and 2 cans of potatoes)
garlic powder OR 2 cloves fresh (or to taste)
dried onion OR 3 med. onion slices, diced (or to taste)
steak sauce OR soy sauce, about 3 Tablespoons, may need to adjust for salt content
Bacos, bits or chips (I prefer chips)
salt and pepper to taste (for pepper, I use a pepper blend)
optional: mushrooms, fresh or canned
In a large pot:
1. If using fresh garlic/onion sauté in veg oil.
2. Add can(s) of green beans and potatoes (including liquid)
3. Add all other ingredients, mix well
4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until desired doneness - I normally let it go for 20 - 30 minutes as it helps the flavors blend.
Please note: I wrote a letter to Betty Crocker to confirm Bacos are vegan. Per Betty Crocker (in response to my letter of 11/01/00) they are vegan but they also put in the disclaimer that they can change the ingredients at any time and may not specify animal ingredients on the label. I hear there are some textured soy protein subs for ham out there so you might want to use one of those from a veg company instead.
This is great topped with chopped/slices fresh garden tomatoes and served with buttered vegan bread.