Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know wut yer gonna get

Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know wut yer gonna get

Saturday, February 6, 2010

homemade pork and beans tonight

boyd loves "butter beans".  that is what his mom called them.  they are dried lima beans cooked in water, salt, butter, onion.  i used dried limas today, but i did not make "butter beans".

yesterday i put a frozen wad of pork in the slow cooker with some diet 7up, curry and cloves and let in cook for about 6 hours.  turns out they were pork chops.  i cut the bone and fat off, sliced up the meat and put in fridge overnight.

then i put a bag of dried lima beans in a pot of water for a couple of hours.  drained the water and added the  swollen beans to the pork pot overnight in the fridge.  this morning i put that pot back in the slow cooker.  I chopped 2 onions and added them to the pot and then I poured about a cup of bbq sauce, a cup of steak sauce and 1/2 cup of catalina dressing in the pot as well, along with about a cup of water.  stir and let cook for 8 hours.  wow.  it was really good!  i loosened the lid a bit at the end, so that some of the liquid could cook off and give me a more intense flavor.

i did not know what i was doing --- just making it up as i went.  in retrospect i would put less water and a bit more bbq sauce in it --- and i would have put bbq sauce in the pre cooked pork too.  i would cook the beans a bit longer, they could be just a bit softer.  tomorrow they will be perfection.

boyd loved it.

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