Each newly married and settling into the normalcy of full time career with a side of full time wife, we, the Supper Sisters, are two east coast sisters living in Boston and Philadelphia. As a way to stay connected while living far apart, we take our shared interest of cooking and turn it into a weekly recipe of trial and error.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Baked Beans- Jen's Savory Summary
You don't need this secret for good beans!
Hi Everyone out there! This past Sunday was a bit hectic for Jason and I. Not only are we in crunch time to get in shape for a vacation coming up, but finals are also around the corner. Our Sunday started making Joanne's protein pancakes (so delicious!) and a three hour trip to the gym. I could barely move after. Next, my afternoon was spent sitting the library writing a paper for my finance class. Not finished by the way and due at 7:40PM. One would say I'm quite a procrastinator. Anyway, I was very thankful this recipe only took about an hour to cook, thank you canned beans. However, I did have a pork shoulder slow roasting all day to have with it.
All the ingredients
I assembled all my ingredients when I got back from the library, and boy was that a lot of ingredients. It was a pretty basic recipe, cook up some bacon, eat some bacon straight out of the pan, add onions, soften, add the rest. I don't know about you but I cannot resist freshly cooked bacon, extra crispy. I have the burn marks on my fingertips from eating it right out the pan. Also, I didn't discard any bacon fat, its such a sin. I let the bacon grease go to amp up the porky goodness.
My beans simmered with the lid off for about an hour. In hindsight, I should of put the lid on a half an hour in so that they didn't over reduce. Never the less, they were still delicious. This is one of the few Sunday's where I don't have any leftovers to speak of. I think this recipe would be easily adaptable for a weeknight side dish since it can be completed in 15 minutes if you want. Hope you all enjoyed as much as we did!