So, those beans might not look like they will rock your socks off, but trust me they will. They are dynamite beans in disguise. My husband, who as you will recall is not a lover of all things bean-y, even thoroughly enjoyed these.
3 slices bacon
2 T sorghum, honey, or sugar
1/4 c white vinegar
1/4 c molasses
1 t paprika
1/4 t ground mustard
2 t onion powder
5 cups cooked beans
Salt to taste
The process is simple.
Fry up the bacon in a 10″ or so skillet. Enjoy the aroma it for me please, we are out of bacon and I don’t know when we will get up to Trader Joes again.
Now after that bacon is fried up remove it from your skillet, but save the grease you will be using that. Fry up an chopped onion in that lovely bacon grease. You can fry up 2 stalks of celery too, but your husband will probably say “These are GOOD! But there are nasty green things in it.” So, I would not advise it.
After your onion is nice and tender add in 2 T sorghum, sugar, or honey. Let 1/4 cup vinegar join the party. I just used the cheap white stuff which is not good for you… but is cheap. Flavor it a bit more with 2 t onion salt, 1 t paprika, 1/4t ground mustard, and 1/4 c molasses. We love our molasses around here! You might want to start with 2 T.
That’s it. No, I am just kidding. Add in 5 cups cooked beans. We like pinto, but I will not hold it against you if you do navy. Just no kidney beans. Yuck.
Let the whole mixture simmer for about 20 minutes. Add salt to taste, and the reserved bacon.