Contemplating beans

Beans again?

Yes, I was taking pictures of my leftover baked beans.  DH doesn’t even question it.  How goofy is that?

Two weeks ago, I made my sister’s Stampede Beans for our birthday picnic here.  I’ve made Calico Beans for years and like them, but they’re pretty sweet.  I’ve always wanted beans that have a little heat to them.

Truly, these are the best beans I’ve ever had.  I did have to call my sister to clarify the amount of beans.  First I read “10 oz.,” which seemed pretty scant for the amount of bacon!  Lacking a 110-ounce can of beans, I scrounged up every can of Bush’s beans in the house, and added drained and rinsed black and kidney beans to make up the difference.

Even though we were a pretty big crowd, there was plenty to eat, and so we ended up with quite a quantity of leftover beans.  Now, I love these — warm or cold — but I was not the only one in the household who was tired of them twice a day.  Consider yourself warned.

Please try these for your Labor Day picnic!

Stampede Baked Beans

1 pound bacon, cut into small pieces
2 large onions, chopped
One 110-ounce can baked beans (yes!)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 cups (16 oz.) chunky salsa (as hot as you prefer)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cumin

Fry bacon; remove from pan and drain on paper towels.  Drain most of grease from pan and sauté onions.  Combine all ingredients in big crock pot and cook on low all day.



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4 responses to “Contemplating beans

  1. sue

    hahaha! Love the picture. You know the beans freeze. Just a thought.

  2. sue

    BTW, I think this is a Pace recipe orginally.

  3. LOL I think my hubby thinks I am just as silly. Don’t forget they do weird stuff we don’t understand too. 🙂

  4. Diva Connie

    Deb, can’t wait to try your beans! Your picture makes me think of you and DH diving into a hot tub of beans!

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