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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Steel Head, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    It's cold and time for BEANS.
    This batch is maybe the best I've ever done and dedicated to OKIE:wavey:
    1 good sized smoked ham shank.
    1 head of Garlic,peeled and coarsely chopped
    2 handfuls of pinto beans
    1 can of golden hominy
    1 can of French cut green beans
    1/2 cup of basmati rice
    2 stalks of celery chopped
    1 decent sized Quincy Sweet onion coarsely chopped
    2 jalapeños,chopped
    1 habanero roasted and chopped
    1/2 packet of onion soup
    1/4 cup of chicken stock
    healthy amount of coarse black pepper
    salt to taste

    SOOOOO YUMMY!
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  2. DIXIE DUCK

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    Looks good. Anybody have recipes that include potatoes? I had some at a cafeteria that were like kinda re-fried beans but they had few potatoes in them I was impressed
     

  3. Caver 60

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    Love beans. Pinto, black-eye, white navy, butter beans. IMO most people over cook, over salt, and over grease them. Especially restaurants like Cracker Barrel.

    Here is my favorite bean soup recipe.


    15 Bean Soup

    Ingredients:

    One 20 oz package of Hurst's Ham Beans 15-Bean Soup

    Three 6.4 ounce packages of Banquet brand's Brown and Serve frozen beef fully cooked sausage links (Do not use pork sausage links, unless no beef links are available.)

    Baking soda, as below

    1 and 1/2 cups (or to taste) onions, coarsely chopped
    1 14 oz can diced tomatoes (Contadina brand best)(Hunts too mushy)
    1 teaspoon (+ or - to taste) chili powder
    Juice of 1 lemon (or 1 Tablespoon Real Lemon)
    1 to 2 garlic cloves (to taste) minced (finely chopped)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon (maximum) black pepper

    Directions:

    Open beans, DISCARD the ham seasoning packet in the nearest garbage can.

    Put the beans in a large cooking pot with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 2 quarts of cold water (baking soda will make beans absorb hard water)

    Allow beans to soak unrefrigerated 8 - 10 hours

    Drain and rinse the beans and return to pot, adding 1/8 teaspoon baking soda and 2 quarts of cold water

    Slice the 3 packages of beef sausage and add to the pot. Do not pre-cook the sausage. Let frozen boxes of sausage sit out about 20 to 30 minutes for easy slicing. Cut about 6 pieces per sausage link.


    AVOID THE BIGGEST MISTAKE: DO NOT OVER-COOK THE BEANS!!

    Put pot on medium to high heat with a gas range and bring to a gentle boil. As soon as the boiling starts, reduce heat to a gentle simmer (small boil in center OK). Cook uncovered about 2 hours (including the time it takes for the water to come to a boil) stirring occasionally. An electric range might take longer to come to a boil?

    Begin tasting the beans at about 1 hour and 45 minutes. When the beans have softened so they are chewable but are still a little firm, add all vegetables and seasonings (onions, diced tomatoes, chili powder, lemon juice garlic cloves, salt and pepper). This should occur short of 2 hours total time. After adding the vegetables increase heat until pot stars to simmer. Immediately reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes, tasting the beans to make sure they don't get overcooked.

    Either serve immediately or refrigerate. The soup will taste even better the next day. Just reheat the amount you plan to eat. Reheating too many times will result in overcooked (mushy) beans, so freeze leftover soup in serving size containers for future use.
     
  4. herose

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    Oh heck yeah! Looks great. Love beans, corn bread and pan fried potatoes. Dang hungry just thinking about it.
     
  5. bobelk99

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    Thanks for sharing to both of you.

    Got to die, so just as well die happy :supergrin:.
     
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    :wow:

    I just ate lunch and now I'm hungry again. :drool:
     
  7. deputy tom

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    Beans,Beans good for the heart.The more you eat the more you...
    Like them. What were you thinking? tom.:dunno:

    ETA that looks soooooo good.tom.
     
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  8. dango

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    You guys are makeing me hungry---?---See ya later !:wavey:
     
  9. JBnTX

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    I love pinto beans and cornbread.
     
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    Tagged! I love ham and bean soup. OP that recipe sounds really good, could you provide more detailed instructions to go with the ingredient list?


    RYNOC
     
  12. jwhite75

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    I make em simple...Pintos, and a big ol slab of salt pork. Turn em on at night and let em sit until the next evening in the crock pot. Pull out a big ol bowl and throw in some raw onion chopped. MMMMM
     
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    15 bean soup is great on a cold winter day..
     
  14. Nutt51

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    Love beans and cornbread, or beans and rice.

    My local Mexican restaurant has what they call "Charro", beans.

    They are Pinto's, cooked with chorizo sausage, onions, green peppers,
    salt and pepper, with perhaps just a smidge of cumin, and cayenne pepper. I love them mixed with the Mexican rice that come as a side
    with a burrito, enchilada, or tamales. Crap, now I'm hungry.
     
  15. Steel Head

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    The only pre prep is sautéing the Habaneros in oil til browned-I love the flavor:wavey: choppin the veggies and draining the canned hominy and green beans.

    Beyond chopping just throw every thing in da crock pot add water to cover everything and set to slow.
    I don't soak the beans or nothing-as another poster said,simple is GOOD with beans.

    As a side note-the hominy seems to slightly minimize the TOOT TOOT effect:whistling:
     
  16. Gareth68

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    I have 15 beans a soakin'. 2 pounds ground bison is thawing, and I picked up a pound & 3/4 of Italian sausage.

    Some beef stock, green peppers, onion, tomatoes, chipotles, and spices from now I should have a nice pot of chili sometime tomorrow afternoon.
     
  17. Virginia H.

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    Find some cranberry beans. They are a variety of pinto beans. One smoked turkey leg in a crock pot is about right. Pan of cornbread and all is right with the world.
     
  18. RYNOCG201

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    Haha ok thank you! I will have to try it out sometime soon while it's still cold.


    Sent from my iPad
     
  19. okie

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    Yum-O Those look wonderful, both would be wonderful:eat:
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  20. sombunya

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    Lima Beans = Super Food.