Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good pot o'beans!




I, Like the rest of the country had a baked Ham for Easter dinner. Actually it was Saturday, because that is when the family gathered. I cooked it, and there was not much to slice off after dinner, so I stuck it in the fridge and then later in the week I made a pot of pinto beans. I reached in the cupboard for the bag of beans that I ALWAYS have on hand, only to find that I had just half a bag. I shrugged, threw the bone, the beans an onion, garlic and a swig of Mrs. Wright's Liquid smoke, turned on the crock pot and walked away. THe next day I had a great pot of bean SOUP, but not many beans. I ate a few bowls, and stuck the rest into the fridge. Sunday I stopped by Prairie Center, got a few needs and several bags of beans to have on hand. I came home threw a bag of small white beans into the crock pot and set it for 10 hours. It turned into a good batch of beans, I ate some and then Yesterday I thought...HMMMMM it is so thick I wonder what would happen if I tried to make baked beans in a crock pot.

I threw in a cup of brown sugar, a big squirt of mustard, MORE Mrs. Wright's, and all the molasses I had left (1/4 cup), and about 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar stirred it all in and heated it up. Last night I came home from swimming and OHMIGAWD!!!! It was wonderful!! B&M Boston Baked Beans has NOTHING on me!!! No oven, no long baking, just use the crock pot and there it is!!!

I have grown up eating beans and cornbread for dinner. Only Mom used salt pork, not Ham. and I LOVE the cornbread soaked with the bean juice, piled high with ham and beans. YUMMY!! and Baked Beans with Polish Sausage on the side!! damn, it is time for lunch.

9 comments:

cassie-b said...

I'll have to give that a try. Our crockpot runs a lot, and I like to make my own beans. Your suggestion for baked beans is tailor made for me. And it would be especially great in the hot weather. Thanks!

Rain said...

mmmmmmm that sounds so good and dinner is over an hour away. I will have to give it a try though

Brenda said...

Pinto or Great Northern beans was probably my first meal soon after birth and I still love them. Beans, cornbread, and don't forget the onion!

Phyllis said...

No bacon?

Mary Lou said...

no bacon....only LOTS of ham and flavor!

jazzi said...

I love beans... but I'm the only one in my family. I still make them just for me now and then, though!

Donna said...

Lordy! This sounds Wonderful!! Gonna give this a try!

Judy said...

Love the crock-pot!! I will have to try this, sounds yummy.

keewee said...

Yummy, I should have stopped by yesterday on my way past your place. *grin*