Friday, February 26, 2010

Home Made Pork and Beans

I have a bunch of dried white beans that I saved from my over-matured greens beans that I got from my garden last summer. I decided I would try making my own pork and beans yesterday. They actually turned out really great. I think possibly they could have been a little sweeter but since I'm only going to be using them to make baked beans which takes lots of brown sugar that won't really matter anyway. Here is the recipe I used:

2 cups dried white beans
3 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
16 oz tomatoes (I used my frozen ones from my garden)
handful onion flakes
clove garlic (mine was dehydrated and I crushed with the onions into a powder)
Pork (I used two pork steaks probably about 1/2 lb)

Combine all in large pot with enough water to cover beans by about 3 inches. Bring to a boil and then simmer covered until beans are tender and soup has thickened, you will have to continue to add water as it steams away. It took about 5 to 6 hours. This made about one quart: