BEANS OR GREENS LIKE CRACKER BARREL'S (Gloria Pitzer)

In a (2 quart) saucepan combine 2 cans (10 oz. ea.) Campbell's chicken broth with a 5 oz. can of Hormel chunk style ham (packed in water) torn into bits with forks. Then you have options:

FOR THE PINTO BEANS DISH:
Add 2 cans (15 oz. ea.) undrained pinto beans to the broth/ham mixture and allow to simmer gently 15 minutes.
(serves 6)

FOR GREEN BEANS:
Add 2 cans (14 oz. ea.) whole green beans to the soup/ham mixture and allow to simmer gently about 15 minutes uncovered.
(serves 6)

FOR THE GREENS SIDE DISH:
Add half of a 1 lb. bag frozen chopped spinach, unthawed, plus 2 c. finely scissor snipped fresh collard greens to the soup/ham mixture. Allow to simmer gently, uncovered, about 20-25 minutes or til greens are very tender. Serve drained and with vinegar on the side.
(serves 6-8)

Beans Or Greens Like Cracker Barrel's recipe is published in our May, 2004 Menu Minder.