Monday, May 23, 2016


Summers coming.  It has been so cold and not wanting to warm up here for Spring, like, at all.  This week 70's are in the forecast!  Yeah!  I will take it.

These beans can be easily translated to a crock pot too. Lay it all in there with the bacon on top and turn it on low and slow.  Come home to baked beans.  Don't think the slow cooker is just for the winter months.  The slow cooker is your ally in summer too.  Just set it outside.  If you have it in the sun it will really turn up the heat on whatever you are cooking so be mindful of that.


1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 cans of pinto bean, liquid dumped until it reaches the bean line
2 tablespoons brown mustard
2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 cup Barbeque Sauce (recipe below)
6-8 slices of bacon

In a Dutch oven saute onions in butter until golden.  If you do not have a Dutch oven then do this in a soup pot.  Add in the remainder of the ingredients. Transfer over to a casserole pan when ready to put in the oven.   Lay bacon slices over top of beans.  Cook in a 350F oven, uncovered for 60 minutes.

Barbeque Sauce

2 tablespoons pork fat or bacon grease
1 cup brown sugar
3 medium onions (about 3 cups)
3 cups ketchup (I used 2 1/2 homemade Eureka ketchup and regular ketchup)
1/2 cup salsa
8 cloves garlic, minced (I used my canned pickled garlic)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (to taste)

Saute onions in fat until golden, deeply golden.  You want them caramelized.  Once they are caramelized add in ketchup, salsa and the remainder of the ingredients. and cook for 30 minutes at a simmer.  Remove from heat and cool a little.  Blend.  Set aside.

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