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  1. #1
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    Here's my "recipe":

    >Just made another batch of my baked beans too! Sorry, no exact recipe,

    just wing it by rinsing and soaking overnight 3.5 bags of black beans,
    chick peas, and kidney beans, then cooking for an hour or so in water,
    throw out the cook water and add water to cover beans, 4 or 5 bouillon
    cubes, 12oz of tomato paste, some brown sugar, cayenne, paprika,
    molasses, bay leaves, and 2 huge chopped red onions and 5 or 6 garlics
    sweated in 5 thick strips of bacon's grease, then the bacon too! YUM!

    The molasses did the trick, I think! I've been making them for a while
    but just got molasses recently and put a good dollop in my latest
    batch of baked beans!

    Bush's, eat your heart out! HA!

    John Kuthe...

  2. #2
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    On Jun 17, 8:31*am, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Here's my "recipe":
    >
    > >Just made another batch of my baked beans too! Sorry, no exact recipe,

    >
    > just wing it by rinsing and soaking overnight 3.5 bags of black beans,
    > chick peas, and kidney beans, then cooking for an hour or so in water,
    > throw out the cook water and add water to cover beans, 4 or 5 bouillon
    > cubes, 12oz of tomato paste, some brown sugar, cayenne, paprika,
    > molasses, bay leaves, and 2 huge chopped red onions and 5 or 6 garlics
    > sweated in 5 thick strips of bacon's grease, then the bacon too! YUM!
    >
    > The molasses did the trick, I think! I've been making them for a while
    > but just got molasses recently and put a good dollop in my latest
    > batch of baked beans!
    >
    > Bush's, eat your heart out! HA!
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    How long did you bake em and at what temp? Did you get a lot of nice
    'sauce'? Were the beans all tender? My big goal is life is to turn
    out decent baked beans.

  3. #3
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!


    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    On Jun 17, 8:31 am, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Here's my "recipe":
    >
    > >Just made another batch of my baked beans too! Sorry, no exact recipe,

    >
    > just wing it by rinsing and soaking overnight 3.5 bags of black beans,
    > chick peas, and kidney beans, then cooking for an hour or so in water,
    > throw out the cook water and add water to cover beans, 4 or 5 bouillon
    > cubes, 12oz of tomato paste, some brown sugar, cayenne, paprika,
    > molasses, bay leaves, and 2 huge chopped red onions and 5 or 6 garlics
    > sweated in 5 thick strips of bacon's grease, then the bacon too! YUM!
    >
    > The molasses did the trick, I think! I've been making them for a while
    > but just got molasses recently and put a good dollop in my latest
    > batch of baked beans!
    >
    > Bush's, eat your heart out! HA!
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    How long did you bake em and at what temp? Did you get a lot of nice
    'sauce'? Were the beans all tender? My big goal is life is to turn
    out decent baked beans.

    He never said he baked them... he indicated by his directions that he more
    likely cooked them on the stovetop... commercially canned baked beans never
    saw an oven, they're cooked in huge batches in steam jacketed kettles that
    can hold 100 gallons and more. I supposed they can circumvent any truths
    because "Baked Beans" is the name of a recipe, does not necessarily
    indicate a cooking method... actually canned baked beans are finished
    cooking in the can as are most all canned foods. In large commissarys the
    baked beans are usually prepared well in advance on the stove top and them
    put into large roasting pans, covered with foil and placed into the fridge.
    An hour or so before serving time they are reheated in an oven, that does
    indeed make them "baked".




  4. #4
    Chemiker Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 05:31:48 -0700 (PDT), John Kuthe
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Here's my "recipe":


    snip

    >
    >John Kuthe...


    Hey, john!

    It is said that the chicken is the palette of the food
    artist. If that is true, surely beans are the artist's
    staple. Beans are amazing food!

    Welcome aboard....

    Alex

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    On Jun 17, 3:50*pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 05:31:48 -0700 (PDT), John Kuthe
    >
    > <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >Here's my "recipe":

    >
    > snip
    >
    >
    >
    > >John Kuthe...

    >
    > Hey, john!
    >
    > It is said that the chicken is the palette of the food
    > artist. If that is true, surely beans are the artist's
    > staple. Beans are amazing food!
    >
    > Welcome aboard....


    This thread inspired me to dust off a baked bean recipe from several
    years ago. I had to go to Penzeys to get spices since my paprika was
    old and mustard gone who knows where. I tried a new mustard, and
    revised the recipe to include it. I also subbed Aleppo flakes for
    some of the paprika. The other thing I changed was using tomato puree
    instead of paste, as I was out of paste, so I had to cook down the
    mixture. I kept the proportions except that the original had 4 T of
    tomato paste.
    I also used the pressure cooker, which I do to cook beans anyway, but
    I used it for the final stage, instead of baking, and the beans got
    too soft. It tasted great to both my wife and me--she tasted a
    spoonful on her lunch hour--but it was not right for "baked" beans.
    Still, I kept eating it and *ruined my dinner*. I made cappellini w/
    meat sauce for the family, but I was too "full of beans" to share in
    it.
    --------------------------------------
    Baked Beans

    1 qt. pinto beans, cooked, but still very firm
    4 oz. cut up pork butt, fried crispy in pork fat in an oven safe pan
    large enough to bake the beans
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    2 t cracked mustard seed (Penzey's Crushed Brown)
    2 t sweet paprika
    1 t Penzey's Aleppo chile flakes*
    1 t cracked black pepper
    1 T salt (to taste)
    1 T lemon juice, preferably fresh, but reconstituted will do
    1/4 cup dark brown sugar
    3/4 cup tomato puree
    1/4 cup water to deglaze

    Deglaze pork pan, adding all ingredients except sugar and tomato.
    Bring to a boil then add the beans. In a separate pan combine tomato
    puree and brown sugar and reduce stirring frequently. Stir in tomato
    sauce and lemon juice to beans and slow simmer beans as necessary to
    reduce liquid. Then place in a 300F oven for 1/2- 3/4 hour.

    * or 1 more t paprika
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Originally:

    Baked Beans

    1 qt. pinto beans, cooked, but still very firm
    4 oz. cut up pork, fried in a little bacon grease
    1/4 cup water
    4 T tomato paste
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    2 t mustard seed
    3 t sweet paprika
    1 t cracked black pepper
    1 T salt (to taste)
    1 T lemon juice, preferably fresh, but RealLemon will do
    1/4 cup dark brown sugar

    >
    > Alex


    --Bryan

  6. #6
    Chemiker Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:04:08 -0700 (PDT), Bobo Bonobo®
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jun 17, 3:50*pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 05:31:48 -0700 (PDT), John Kuthe
    >>
    >> <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> >Here's my "recipe":

    >>
    >> snip
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> >John Kuthe...

    >>
    >> Hey, john!
    >>
    >> It is said that the chicken is the palette of the food
    >> artist. If that is true, surely beans are the artist's
    >> staple. Beans are amazing food!
    >>
    >> Welcome aboard....

    >
    >This thread inspired me to dust off a baked bean recipe from several
    >years ago. I had to go to Penzeys to get spices since my paprika was
    >old and mustard gone who knows where. I tried a new mustard, and
    >revised the recipe to include it. I also subbed Aleppo flakes for
    >some of the paprika. The other thing I changed was using tomato puree
    >instead of paste, as I was out of paste, so I had to cook down the
    >mixture. I kept the proportions except that the original had 4 T of
    >tomato paste.
    >I also used the pressure cooker, which I do to cook beans anyway, but
    >I used it for the final stage, instead of baking, and the beans got
    >too soft. It tasted great to both my wife and me--she tasted a
    >spoonful on her lunch hour--but it was not right for "baked" beans.
    >Still, I kept eating it and *ruined my dinner*. I made cappellini w/
    >meat sauce for the family, but I was too "full of beans" to share in
    >it.

    So.

    You was fulla beans, neh?

    Musta been full of happy!

    Alex, looking at your recipe...

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    On Jun 17, 5:28*pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:04:08 -0700 (PDT), Bobo Bonobo®
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <CLASS...@BRICK.NET> wrote:
    > >On Jun 17, 3:50*pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > >> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 05:31:48 -0700 (PDT), John Kuthe

    >
    > >> <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> >Here's my "recipe":

    >
    > >> snip

    >
    > >> >John Kuthe...

    >
    > >> Hey, john!

    >
    > >> It is said that the chicken is the palette of the food
    > >> artist. If that is true, surely beans are the artist's
    > >> staple. Beans are amazing food!

    >
    > >> Welcome aboard....

    >
    > >This thread inspired me to dust off a baked bean recipe from several
    > >years ago. *I had to go to Penzeys to get spices since my paprika was
    > >old and mustard gone who knows where. *I tried a new mustard, and
    > >revised the recipe to include it. *I also subbed Aleppo flakes for
    > >some of the paprika. *The other thing I changed was using tomato puree
    > >instead of paste, as I was out of paste, so I had to cook down the
    > >mixture. *I kept the proportions except that the original had 4 T of
    > >tomato paste.
    > >I also used the pressure cooker, which I do to cook beans anyway, but
    > >I used it for the final stage, instead of baking, and the beans got
    > >too soft. *It tasted great to both my wife and me--she tasted a
    > >spoonful on her lunch hour--but it was not right for "baked" beans.
    > >Still, I kept eating it and *ruined my dinner*. *I made cappellini w/
    > >meat sauce for the family, but I was too "full of beans" to share in
    > >it.

    >
    > So.
    >
    > You was fulla beans, neh?
    >
    > Musta been full of happy!


    I love beans, and they don't tend to make me flatulent. For breakfast
    I'd had a bean burrito from Del Taco. If they do tend to make some
    people farty, Beano works really well. I take it that you are also a
    bean lover. Funny, but the food that I detest most, even more than
    cruciferous veggies, is Great Northern beans. There is something in
    those white beans that is not present in red kidneys that I find
    really repulsive.

    In John's post he wrote about discarding the water from the first
    boil. I wholeheartedly agree.
    >
    > Alex, looking at your recipe


    I seldom post recipes, and in fact seldom measure and record
    quantities of ingredients, but every once in a while my dear wife
    requests that I do so. She has dallied with the idea of learning how
    to cook. Today she announced that our niece's husband, who is a
    former chef, and now a teacher at a culinary school is going to teach
    her basic sauces. She's a baker, not a cook, and sauces are a pretty
    rote thing, requiring attention to detail. He's not only an
    accomplished cook, but a really nice guy. It makes me so happy that
    this niece whom I love so much has found such a great husband, but I
    digress. One guy I know looked at the above recipe and suggested that
    it was missing ground clove. I respectively disagreed, but that's
    just me, and my own tastes.

    --Bryan

  8. #8
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Home made baked beans are GREAT!!

    On Jun 17, 9:13*am, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > On Jun 17, 8:31*am, John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Here's my "recipe":

    >
    > > >Just made another batch of my baked beans too! Sorry, no exact recipe,

    >
    > > just wing it by rinsing and soaking overnight 3.5 bags of black beans,
    > > chick peas, and kidney beans, then cooking for an hour or so in water,
    > > throw out the cook water and add water to cover beans, 4 or 5 bouillon
    > > cubes, 12oz of tomato paste, some brown sugar, cayenne, paprika,
    > > molasses, bay leaves, and 2 huge chopped red onions and 5 or 6 garlics
    > > sweated in 5 thick strips of bacon's grease, then the bacon too! YUM!

    >
    > > The molasses did the trick, I think! I've been making them for a while
    > > but just got molasses recently and put a good dollop in my latest
    > > batch of baked beans!

    >
    > > Bush's, eat your heart out! HA!

    >
    > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > How long did you bake em and at what temp? *Did you get a lot of nice
    > 'sauce'? *Were the beans all tender? *My big goal is life is to turn
    > out decent baked beans.


    Brooklyn1 is correct, I never baked them. Soak dry beans in cold water
    (at room temp) for 6-12 hours, drain and rinse. Then cover +1 inch and
    bring to boil for an hour or so (I test the beans and cook 'em to as
    tender as I like). Then drain the cookwater, cover in hot water, and
    add the stuff! I then simmer longer if I put too much water in, to
    reduce the sauce down, else if the sauce is correct I cook for about
    1/2 hour.

    They are just called "baked beans", although I'll bet you could bake
    them too!

    John Kuthe...

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