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Bean eaters.....
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Cindi    Posted 06-22-2003 at 10:10:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most folks I know eat a lot of dry beans. How do you fix yours?

I make brown beans, a little fresh garlic, some chili powder, a whole onion and a whole tomatoe cut up. Makes some good ranch style beans. Let 'em cook all day.

cowgirlj    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:11:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ranch Beans, the cowgirlj way....
Soak the beans overnight in twice as much water as beans, with a Tbsp of baking soda - to take the "POOF" out of them.
Rinse and place in a crock pot, fill 3/4 full with water, cook on high all day. Half way through the day toss in lots of chopped garlic, and red onions, and a generous dash of salt. Add more water if needed. The last hour of cooking, add a whole dried Habinero pepper. Remove habinero when beans are cooked.
Serve over rice or with soft flour tortillas, and Farmers sausage on the side.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:24:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's how I wooda.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:26:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

cowgirlj    Posted 06-22-2003 at 14:38:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wudd'I fergit?

Patria / PR    Posted 06-22-2003 at 10:49:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hmmm...sounds goooood!

Gonna try your recipe..

This is only one of the many recipes for beans that I have. Beans and white rice are our everyday dish for the common family here in PR. We also cook them mixed-in the rice with tomato sauce and spices.

Sauté in olive oil onions, green and red peppers, coriander, garlic, small cut up pieces of ham, tomato sauce or paste, and small pieces of potatos or pumpking. You can add also some beef or chicken fresh broth or cubes. Add the beans and plenty of water and let it boil to a medium heat. Sometimes I add also oregano or any other strong spice. I let it boil to make the sauce thick. We serve them over white rice. The dutch ppl I've met here likes them over mashed potatos also..


Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 10:46:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pinto beans,,Often have instructions on the bag,(Which I look for those kind)Then I let them sit in the amout of water it says on the bag.But first I look for rocks in them because some farmer up north where they grow 'em likes to play practical jokes on bean eaters.After they set all night I put those green peppers in them,bacon grease,garlic ,,Just a little bit,,salt.pepper and maybe parts of potatoes.Sometimes I find stuff that I might stick in there for experiments.I put it in an electric crock pot and make rice to go with it,Find an onion,,To cut up when done.Then I find cornmeal,add water ,eggs and milk till it loks like mixed concrete does..Then i pour little dabs on a hot frying pan.Often this food turns out good.If not ,I try to feed it to a stray dog that has not had much to eat.

Right!    Posted 06-22-2003 at 11:18:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..forgot to let the [dry]beans stand in water overnight!

Sure there must be a stray dog around here..


Cindi    Posted 06-22-2003 at 11:32:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lol Patria! I put potatoes in my navy beans. I don't soak mine, If you bring 'em to a boil and then let them sit an hour in the hot water, same same. If I'm in a hurry, I'll cook them til they get soft and then use the potatoe smasher on them to squash a few and thicken up the gravy a bit.

Ah but the next day, fry those babies in a lttle oil with an onion and some mild peppers til the juice is gone and , bang, refrieds.

We eat more beans than I'd like to think about navys, pintos, butter beans.....but they go with everything.

Clod    Posted 06-22-2003 at 11:46:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dogs love to prove they are mans best friend,That is the trick to get them to test food,Remind them of old traditions.

Lenore    Posted 06-22-2003 at 12:31:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pintos and the little white Navy beans are my favorites.

For cooking pintos I love a good old ham bone thrown in the pot.
If one is not here I will used salt pork and cut it up in chunks.
We have "pinto bean seasoning" here in Texas made by the Fiesta folks in San Antonio.
If you have some of it you dont need any other seasoning.
I do add chopped garlic and some cut up green onions if I have some.
Serve with long grain white rice and cornbread.

Navy beans
I put salt pork, chopped garlic and salt and fresh ground black pepper.
Toward the end of the cooking time I add some finely chopped green onion and parsley.
Of course they are served on long grain white rice.

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