Beans!

United States
July 14, 2008 10:14am CST
I first soaked my beans overnight, (Black turtle and pinto Beans) I pulled out my trusty crockpot and cooked up some spicy beans. I added hot peppers I got from out of my garden. I also tossed in diced okra, carrots, celery, garlic, onions and from a roast I had cooked the day before a bit of beef fat along with slice of beef. NOt much beef, just enough to give it flavor. I let them cook all day yesterday. Today I have spicy beans. I don't use salt because my husband is on a low/no salt diet. Tonight we are having beans with rice. Yummy. How do you fix your beans???
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@brimia (6582)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I could eat beans everyday. I love beans and rice, bean burgers, bean burritos, bean dip (including hummus), bean soup, beans and noodles (or macaroni)...you name it...I love beans! :p
• United States
14 Jul 08
Me too. I love them on eggs and in my salad. Bean soup is so good...
@snowy22315 (82483)
• United States
14 Jul 08
We did eat beans almost every day growing up. My dad used to love them because they had them at home all the time when he was a kid. I dont make them very often,because whenever I go home for a visit they are always featured as a side dish.
@deebomb (15317)
• United States
14 Jul 08
When I was growing up my grandmother would make the best beans. She would cook the white northern beans. Sometimes she would cook them with a ham hock and sometimes with nothing added but salt. I can't cook my beans nearly as good as hers were. When I would ask how she did it she always said it is getting the right amount of salt. I have to doctor mine up with some sage, thyme and oregano and sometimes some liquid smoke. They are good but like hers were. I don't eat pork any more so I use smoked turkey instead and they are pretty good that way. I always serve mine with corn bread with some cheddar cheese add to the mix before baking. My grandkids love it that way.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Grandmothers are the best at cooking. My grandmother came from Germany and everything she cooked had that German influence. I remember her German potato salad. When I was a teenager she came to visit. She made a turtle soup that was the bomb. It was the best soup I had ever had. She taught me a lot about cooking, but she never revealed to me many of her secrets. Or if she did, she told them to me in German. I don't speak German. Rats!
@snowy22315 (82483)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I made baked beans over the weekend. I uusally put in ketchup, mustard onion molasses and a bit of brown sugar. Also bacon for the top this time I did not put in onions or bacon, but I hadnt made them for awhile and I forgot to put aluminum foil on the top. The beans dried out a bit unfortunately. They were still tasty, but dry.
• United States
14 Jul 08
that sounds really good. I have to go light on surgars because I am diabetic but I love bacon with my beans. Beans have been around forever and they are important food in our diet. We should really eat more beans then we do.