Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday: Pinto Beans and Cornbread

We love this meal. It is simple, SMELLS amazing while cooking, is packed full of fiber, and well....its beans...can't go wrong!

You will need:
Bag of Pinto Beans
Bacon (only two-four slices)
Salt and Pepper

If you have time go ahead and make home made corn bread. It is the best.

The Simple Steps to Delicious:

Step 1: Put 4 cups of pinto beans into a collinder, rinse and drain.
Step 2: Put beans in pot of a water. Make sure the water is a few inches above the beans.
Step 3: Slice up the bacon and add to the beans.
Step 4: Place on stove and cook for about two hours. Check on the beans and stir occasionally. The beans will start to get a gravy like sauce around them. This means they are almost finished!
Step 5: Add salt and pepper to taste.

Make your cornbread, from scratch or out of a box baby!

Serve hot and with a delicious sweet treat. We enjoyed blackberry cobbler to go along side this dish. YUM!

For the cobbler, first be prepared to be blown away at how easy it is. Second do the following:

Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave
In a big bowl, add the melted butter to~
One cup milk
One cup flour
One cup sugar
Stir and pour into a pan
Add your blackberries (or peaches)
Sprinkle a little extra sugar on top.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
It is a perfect desert for this meal.

The recipe for the cobbler came from my favorite pioneer woman. Check her out!

Cooking Playlist: Amos Lee, Last Days at the Lodge CD


pastorwick said...

beans are evil. (except jelly beans, and coffee beans, although the debate is still on about coffee being a bean or a cherry....I'd vote which case we roast coffee cherry pits....which sounds gross, but the taste trumps the description.)

suzanne said...

I make this cobbler using a can of drained fruit cocktail,very good!