I always try to eat delicious food. Unfortunately I don't have that much money, so I have to cook a lot of it at home. But thats OK because I love cooking and I love eating at home with my wife. This is a website with my favorite recipes and a little bit of commentary.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Erik's Mom's Beans

Over the weekend we had a family get together/bbq at my wife's parent's house. I was called upon for the grilling and the beans. I decided to make this easy recipe for beans that I learned from my friend's mom. I took a cross country trip with them to help move my friend to NYC. We went out in a motorhome and we would always have a nice homecooked meal at night. She made these great beans that everyone seems to like.

Erik's Mom's Beans

A few strips of bacon
1 onion, diced
1 large can of baked beans, your choice - I just used Campbell's Pork n Beans
a good healthy squirt of Heinz 57
a good healthy squirt of Mustard
a good healthy dash of pepper
a good healthy dash of chili powder

Fry the bacon and remove to cool. Brown the onion in the bacon grease, then add the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat for a while - like 15 to 20 minutes or until the rest of your food is done.

Ease of making
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Craving Factor

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Overall (average of the 4) -

[********@-] 8.75/10 - DAMN GOOD. You should definately know how to make these beans.