You are here: Home » Recipes » Gene’s Bean Medley Gene’s Bean Medley Recipe by American Profile Yield 6 to 8 servings PrintEmail "This bean medley is a family favorite and is nutritious and inexpensive. It's great served with cornbread." Ingredients 1 medium red onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced2 stalks celery, diced2 tablespoons bacon grease1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans1 (16-ounce) can garbanzo beans1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled1/4 teaspoon cumin powder1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/4 teaspoon thyme2 cups tomato sauce1/2 cup water Instructions In a medium-size heavy saucepan, saute onion, garlic and celery in 2 tablespoons bacon grease until tender-crisp. Rinse and drain beans. Put all ingredients together in pan. Stir occasionally over medium heat for about 1 hour. Recipe by Gene Herzog, Green Valley, Ariz.