Here is a recipe for dried beans from a good friend in Minnesota, a bit Mexican!
Trudies BBQ'd Baked Beans
2 cups dried lima beans [big fat white flat bean] Soak overnight
250 gm bacon, speck or Kaiserfleisch [salt pork]1/2 lb.
1 med. onion, chopped
1 tsp dried mustard powder
1 1/2 - 2 tsp Mexican chilli powder [chilli powder] depends how hot you like it!!
1 clove garlic
2 tsp worchestershire sauce
1 tin tomato soup
1/2 cup vinegar [apple cider vinegar]
2 tblsp br. sugar
Salt & pepper to taste
2 chorizo sausage, sliced & sauteed** optional
Drain soaked beans, put is saucepan & cover with cold water & simmer till just tender about 30+min. Drain & save cooking liquid.
Saute bacon, onion & garlic. Add remaining ingr. except beans & cook 5 min. Stir in beans, pour in casserole with chorizo or large cast iron fry pan is fine, place in 180 [350F] oven uncovered for 2 hrs. When it starts to dry off add some of the cooking liquid & stir.
Great side dish or nice filling for baked jacket potato with sour cream, grated cheese, coleslaw & extra bacon!
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