Beans, Beans, the magical fruit
January 24, 2008, 12:21 pm
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In the comments of the last post, LabMunkay requested beans recipes- you know, BBQ beans type stuff. Here’s 2 ways I make them, one is Georgia Style, and the other isn’t. Post your bean recipes in the comments sections, and I’ll put them up front with these recipes.

1. Georgia Style Baked Beans
1 huge can of Bush’s Homestyle Baked Beans (or Showboat Beans)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoons mustard (the yellow kind)
1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix everything together and put it in a casserole dish.
Top with several slices of your favorite bacon
Bake at 325 for a long time, at least an hour, maybe even 2. You want the bacon done. Time and temp aren’t critical as long as the temp is low and the time is long.
I have been known to add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, it gives a smokey flavor. I also know not everyone has a bottle of the stuff, so it’s not really all that important. It’s more my thing, instead of a Georgia thing.

Texas Style Beans
1 small piece of salt pork, cut into dice
4 cups cooked pinto beans. Canned are fine.
1 tablespoon dried onion chips
2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried chipolte pepper (more if you want some heat). Really any kind of dried red pepper is fine, but chipotle has some smokey thing going on.
Salt and black pepper to taste

Fry up the salt pork dice in the cast iron dutch oven (or oven safe pot, if you don’t have a mesquite fire in your back yard).
Stir it all together and simmer in a cast-iron dutch oven over an open mesquite fire. (or an oven, if you’re a city-slicker).
If you’re so inclined, and you don’t have the backyard fire, you could add a shot or two of liquid smoke. Be careful tho, it doesn’t take much.

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Thank you Rootie. I have big plans now to do me a brisket and a pot of beans.

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