I’ve been struggling with which card to give to my baked beans recipe. It’s one that I make for large crowds. It’s also one that is one of my requested recipes because folks really like them. However, I couldn’t figure out which card was best represented for me by this one.
I mean do I give it to a King since all those beans are gonna cause gas? Do I give it to the suit of Water since it’s an emotional connection to my mother? Do I make it an Air card again because of the reason I would give it to a King? Or the Hermit?
Maybe I’m too focused on the — ahem — end result of eating beans?
Then it hit me. I love making these beans. I love eating these beans. I HATE sharing them. I want to eat the whole entire pot by myself. 😐 Yep, it’s definitely a “greedy Gert” food for me. I will always sneak a bowl out before I even take the pot anywhere so I can have the first yumminess all by myself.
How sad is that? Anyway, that’s the Four of Coins miser talking. I want to keep it all. If I do keep it all, I will end up hurting only myself because I can,and will, eat all those darn beans. Ummm, not a good thing if you want to be social!
Why am I so focused on gas? LOL Anyway! Here’s the recipe. I do this by taste so I’m guessing at some amounts.
- 1 can of Busch’s Country-style Backed Beans
- 1 can of Busch’s Homestyle Baked Beans
- NOTE: You can make your own from scratch, but I don’t. 🙂
- 4-6 strips Maple-Hickory smoked bacon, sliced and diced
- 1/2 Onion, minced I prefer one of the Vidalia Sweets
- 1/4 – 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 3-5 TBS Mustard
- 1/4 – 1/2 C Catsup
First start the bacon cooking. Then dump the onions in when the bacon is starting to soften up. When the onions get partially clear, add the brown sugar. Stir and cook until brown sugar is completely syrupy and the onions are soft.
Now dump in the baked beans and stir it all up. Be gentle. Squished beans don’t make anyone happy.
Let the beans cook over a low-medium heat for about 20 minutes. Do stir them so they don’t stick and burn. Folks like squished beans over burnt ones. Trust me on this.
Now the beans should be nice and hot and bubbling just a bit. Not boiling. 🙂
Add the catsup and mustard. No really. Add them. It’s my recipe, remember? You can adjust it after you’ve made it my way once. Sheesh!
Now cook for another 10 or so.
NOTE: This is easily transferred to a crockpot and left on low for several hours.
Discuss: What food do you love to make that you hate to share because you want to be a “greedy Gert” and eat it all yourself?