I don’t know about you but this weekend is going to be all about finishing up some around the house projects and enjoying the nice weather we are going to be having…nice like in weather in the low 80’s with a nice breeze. This is one of the many reason I love living in SE Texas in February…now of course ask me how I feel about it in the summer and I might be singing a different song then…but for now I will take this crazy nice weekend and enjoy a nice pot of beans when all the work is done.
So you might be asking why would would I want a big hot batch of beans on a nice spring like day well for several reasons. First they are good…I mean lets be honest we could stop with this one, but I will continue. Secondly The Hubby LOVES them. The last one…the whole house will smell amazing giving me motivation to get everything done so I can finally eat them.
So for the last 10 years I have been attempting to make a big pot of pinto beans that would live up to The Hubby’s memories of his mom’s beans…and I have to admit I don’t think I have done that just yet, but I do think I have created a new memory with these AMAZING all day beans.
To make the beans a little updated and more sparkly I started with the basics of onions, garlic, dry beans, & salt pork and then comes the fun…peppers & a few other surprises. I used fresno peppers, and left them whole with a couple of slits in each peppers to let them season the beans as they cooked all day, but you could use poblano peppers or anaheim peppers…whatever you prefer. Then I threw in some chicken bouillon, and worcestershire. Trust me when you bring everything together a delicious, hearty and very comforting pot of beans is created making for a perfect end to a busy day.
To make the beans even more perfect I topped them with some sour cream, cheese, onions while The Hubby topped his with tortilla chips, cheese and some sour cream. However you choose to top these beans you will be oh so happy you let them cook all day long!
Make everyday sparkle – MJ