“My mom, Davina Blakeney, is in my opinion an exceptional cook and shares and continues to provide many nutritious and tasty recipes with our family and friends over the years.

One of my favourites is her Beef and Bean Barbecue. It is so yummy and usually served with her potato salad and other goodies.  It’s a MUST HAVE with grilled chicken and ribs at our barbecue functions with the family.” – Gita Blakeney-Saltus

Beef and Bean Barbecue

1/2 pound ground beef

1/4 cup diced green pepper

1/2 cup minced onion

1/2 cup celery

Olive Oil

1 8oz. can of tomato sauce

1/2 cup water

1 clove off garlic, minced

2-tbsp. dry mustard

1/2-tsp. thyme

1-tbsp. brown sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

1 No. 2 can of pork and beans

You may adjust all ingredients to suit your taste.

Cook beef and vegetables in hot olive oil until soft. Add tomato sauce, water, garlic, vinegar, mustard, thyme, brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Blend well; simmer for 5 minutes. Pour beans into casserole; pour in meat mixture and mix together. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Yeilds 5-6 servings.

Singer, Bermuda’s Lady of Song, Gita Blakeney-Saltus, Business owner and Vice President of Caron Bermuda.