Wednesday, July 8, 2015
So, here goes!
First cook up some good old bacon (sorry I don't have a picture of the bacon cooking) I have decided that bacon is one of those things that I really never want to have to give up. I love everything about bacon. Anyway, cook up your bacon til crispy and then crumble into piece.
Mix together and pour into a casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350* until they are hot and bubbly. Serve. These are so good.
If you like the flavor of these, here is a little secret. You can make just the sauce without the beans, onion, pepper and bacon and use it as BBQ sauce with pulled pork. I do it all the time and my family loves it. I serve it warm and it is so so so good!!!
Cook 6 slices of bacon until crispy (more if you like :)) crumble when cooled
2 cans pork and beans, drained
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 Tbls. chopped green pepper
2 Tbls. bacon grease
Saute until onion starts to look translucent. Add:
1/8 cup +1 Tbls. dark molasses
3/4 c ketchup
2 Tbls. Worchestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. liquid smoke (more if you like them a little more smokey)
1/2 tsp. Franks Red Hot or your favorite hot sauce (opt)
Mix all together and add the crumbled bacon. Pour into a sprayed (for easier clean up) casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350* until bubbly and hot. Serve!
So I told you there is a short cut version too. So here goes! Again, remember I don't measure! This is usually how I roll.
I use the 2 cans of pork and beans or more if I'm going for a larger crowd. I do use the bacon and I do saute the onion and green pepper in the bacon grease. Then I start dumping in ketchup, hickory flavored bbq sauce, a splash of worchestershire sauce, some brown sugar to taste-(and I do taste and add more until I like the flavor) and the liquid smoke. It works. It's yummy and there you go. I maybe even like the throw together a little more. It's almost the same amount of work but it's pretty dang good too! Good Luck!!!!
Friday, July 3, 2015
We were at a ward party and I had several people come up to me and ask me for the recipe. The funny thing is that I never follow a recipe. My mother never followed a recipe. So as I made this salad for our July 4th BBQ I thought I would put together a recipe. IT WAS HARD! That sounds weird but it was hard. Anyway, I eyeballed the onion and then measured it out into another bowl. Then I dumped the mayo into the first bowl and then measured it out into the bowl with onion. Then I measured and tasted until I think I got it down on paper! I make it a little on the salty side and then let it sit overnight or a few hours and the salty kind of absorbs and goes away.
I hope this works for you! Good luck.
My Mom's Potato Salad
12 medium sized potatoes boiled in their skin in salted water
12 hard boiled large eggs
1/4 cup finely minced onion
2 1/2 cups real mayo (I do not use light or miracle whip)
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp, black pepper
1/4 tsp onion salt
3 Tbls. dill pickle juice
2 Tbls. milk
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
Mix all the dressing together. It will taste salty but that is how you want it. Mix with the potatoes and eggs. Cover and let set in the refrigerator over night or several hours.
I sprinkle paprika over the top of it.