Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Promised Memorial Day Recipe

So, I'm a few days late but this recipe promises to be a summer stand by.  To be honest, I was waiting until I tried it, but I don't have any beans in the house!!!  This is bad especially when I have a Jones visiting me and it is their stand by food!  Oh well Erin also has other cabin food she has to have while visiting so it's not a complete disaster.

Anyway, this is a recipe sent to me by a very good friend and former colleague from Wendover.  Her husband is a chef who worked with me in my professional cooking classes and Becky was an English teacher there.  She is now teaching in Parump, NV.  I trust her recipes implicitly and this one sounds so easy and good I have to post it!  No pictures to go with it though.

Jean’s Beans

For each 1 lb of pork and beans, add 2 tablespoons of ketchup and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. We add chopped onion but Aunt Jean would take a small peeled onion, cut it in quarters lengthwise and insert a piece in each quadrant of the baking dish. Top with bacon cut in narrow strips, laid across the entire surface. 4 strips will cover a 1 ½ quart baking dish. So no mustard and no vinegar. Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours or so. A smaller amount of beans will be done in a bit less time and if you start with a huge 7 lb can it will take longer. As the bean liquid concentrates it can become almost like candy. Yum.

1 comment:

  1. These beans are so easy to make and always such a hit. If you try them they might just become your standby for pot lucks and barbecues.

    They are my mother's famous recipe. Well, famous now. Before they were a well-kept family secret. My brother just bought me a new bean crock to make them in.