Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans

(8 servings)
1 lb. (2 cups) dry baby lima beans
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream

Soak and cook limas. Cut butter in chunks; add to drained, hot beans. Stir in brown sugar, mustard, molasses and salt to taste. Fold sour cream into the mixture carefully. Place in a two quart casserole or bean pot and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees, uncovered.

NOTE: Baby limas cook in less time than traditional Boston style beans.

Hoppin’ John

1 cup dry blackeyes*
4 thick slices bacon, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1 cup chopped onion
1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
Generous dash each hot red pepper and black pepper
3 cups cooked rice

Soak blackeyes by preferred method. Rinse and drain blackeyes thoroughly. Cook bacon in heavy saucepan until browned. Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender. Add beans, 2 cups water and seasonings. Cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until beans are tender. Remove bay leaf; stir in rice. Continue simmering about 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. As an alternative, beans may be served over rice.  Makes 4 to 6 servings.

 

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

1 Lb. Dixie Lily or China Doll Black beans sorted
1 White onion chopped
1 Green pepper chopped
3 Celery stalks chopped
2 Cloves of garlic minced
2 Bay leaves
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Chili powder
½ Jalapeno minced
½ jar picante sauce
1 Quart chicken stock
1 Lb. cubed ham or ham hock
Water to cover over the beans at least 2 inches
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook for 8 hours on low.  Serve as is or garnish with any combination of diced avocado, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, a dollop of sour cream and wedge of lime.

Slow Cooker Chili

2 Lb. ground chuck
½ Lb. ground pork
1 ½ Lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage
6 – 8 Cloves of garlic minced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 white onion diced
2 Jalapeno’s minced
1 (6 oz.) can of tomato paste
2 Cans Rotel tomatoes
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
½ Lb. cooked China Doll or Dixie Lily kidney beans
½ Lb. cooked China Doll or Dixie Lily black beans
1 (12 oz.) bottle Bud Light or another pilsner
4 Bay leaves
2 Tablespoons cumin
4 Tablespoons chili powder
1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 Teaspoons salt
2 Teaspoons black pepper
3 Teaspoons Tony Chachere’s
3 Tablespoons oregano

Cook beans in chicken stock slightly shorter than the directions so that the beans are only slightly soft.  You can cook the beans together.  Brown meat and then sauté veggies in butter and pinch of salt.  Add all of the ingredients in an extra-large slow cooker on low for 8 hours.

Dixie Lily Spanish Bean Soup Dinner

YOU WILL NEED:

1 10oz Spanish Bean Soup Dinner
1 lb. Smoked sausage, chopped
1 lb. potatoes, diced

Cooking Tips:

1. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
2. Rinse beans in cold water.
3. Cover beans with 2 inches of water and use one of the soak methods below:

Quick cook Method:
Boil beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for one hour.

OR

Overnight Method:
Boil Beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for 4 hours or overnight.

4. Drain soak water and replace with 6 cups of fresh water. Add 1lb of smoked sausage, chopped and 1lb of potatoes, diced.
5. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until tender. Check water level and add hot water if necessary. Stir occasionally.
6. Salt and pepper to taste.

Slow Cooker Method:

1. NO SOAK METHOD
2. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
3. Rinse beans, and then place in crock pot with 6 cups water.
4. Add 1lb smoked sausage, chopped and 1lb of potatoes, diced.
5. Place slow cooker on high and cook for 4-5 hours or until beans are tender (or low for 7-8 hours).
6. Salt and pepper to taste.

12oz Beans Recipe

Cooking Directions

Cooking Tips:

  1. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
  2. Rinse beans in cold water.
  3. Cover beans with 2 inches of water and use one of the soak methods below:

Quick cook Method: Boil beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for one hour.

OR

Overnight Method (preferred) – Boil Beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for 4 hours or overnight.

Drain soak water and replace with 4 cups of fresh water. Add 1lb of meat if desired.

Options: ham hocks, sausage, or ham bone.

  1. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until tender. Check water level and add hot water if necessary. Stir occasionally.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste. NOTE: Boil beans gently and stir very little to prevent breaking skins.

Slow Cooker Method:

  1. NO SOAK METHOD
  2. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
  3. Rinse beans, and then place in slow cooker with 4 ½ cups water.
  4. Add 1lb of ham, ham hock, hambone, or sausage to pot.
  5. Place slow cooker on high and cook 3-4 hours or until beans are tender (or low for 7-8 hours). Check water level and add hot water to beans if necessary.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.

*Click for microwave instructions

One cup dry beans makes about 2-1/2 cups cooked beans.

NOTE: This product is grown in nature’s earth. Although handled by the latest modern mechanical methods, it is sometimes impossible to remove all foreign material. Check carefully before preparing. Thanks!

 

16oz Beans Recipe

Cooking Directions

Cooking Tips:

  1. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
  2. Rinse beans in cold water.
  3. Cover beans with 2 inches of water and use one of the soak methods below:

Quick cook Method: Boil beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for one hour.

OR

Overnight Method (preferred) – Boil Beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for 4 hours or overnight.

  1. Drain soak water and replace with 6 cups of fresh water. Add 1lb of meat if desired.

Options: ham hocks, sausage, or ham bone.

  1. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until tender. Check water level and add hot water if necessary. Stir occasionally.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste. NOTE: Boil beans gently and stir very little to prevent breaking skins.

Slow Cooker Method:

  1. NO SOAK METHOD
  2. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
  3. Rinse beans, and then place in slow cooker with 6 cups water.
  4. Add 1lb of ham, ham hock, hambone, or sausage to pot.
  5. Place slow cooker on high and cook for about 5 hours or until beans are tender (or low for 7-8 hours). Check water level and add hot water to beans if necessary.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.

*Click for microwave instructions

One cup dry beans makes about 2-1/2 cups cooked beans.

NOTE: This product is grown in nature’s earth. Although handled by the latest modern mechanical methods, it is sometimes impossible to remove all foreign material. Check carefully before preparing. Thanks!

32oz Beans Recipe

THIS IS FOR 2LB BEANS

Cooking Directions

Cooking Tips:

  1. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
  2. Rinse beans in cold water.
  3. Cover beans with 2 inches of water and use one of the soak methods below:

Quick cook Method: Boil beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for one hour.

OR

Overnight Method (preferred) – Boil Beans in water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and soak for 4 hours or overnight.

  1. Drain soak water and replace with 12 cups of fresh water. Add 1lb of meat if desired.

Options: ham hocks, sausage, or ham bone.

  1. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until tender. Check water level and add hot water if necessary. Stir occasionally.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste. NOTE: Boil beans gently and stir very little to prevent breaking skins.

Slow Cooker Method:

  1. NO SOAK METHOD
  2. Spread out dry beans and remove any foreign particles.
  3. Rinse beans, and then place in slow cooker with 12 cups water.
  4. Add 2lb ham, ham hock, hambone, or sausage to pot.
  5. Place slow cooker on high and cook for about 5 hours or until beans are tender (or low for 7-8 hours).
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.

*Click for microwave instructions

One cup dry beans makes about 2-1/2 cups cooked beans.

NOTE: This product is grown in nature’s earth. Although handled by the latest modern mechanical methods, it is sometimes impossible to remove all foreign material. Check carefully before preparing. Thanks!

Tiny Green Limas Con Carne

12 oz. dry Tiny Green Limas
1 large onion, finely chopped
3/4 lb. bulk sausage
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
2 (16 oz,) can tomatoes
1 – 1-1/2 tbsp. chili powder
8 oz. American Cheese, grated
1 package (6-1/2 oz.) corn chips

Soak and cook Tiny Green Limas. Do not drain after cooking. Cook onions in skillet with sausage and beef until meat is lightly browned. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder and cooked beans with their liquid. Serve in bowls topped with cheese and chips.

Makes 8-10 servings.

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

1 lb. Navy Beans, sorted and washed
1/2 lb. side pork (rind removed), diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 cup ketchup, or to taste
Salt to taste

Place beans in a medium-size kettle, cover with water and soak for 2 hours. Drain beans. Add enough fresh water to cover. Cover kettle, bring to a boil, then simmer until beans are tender. Mix in remaining ingredients. Then place entire contents of kettle in oven proof bean pot with lid.

Bake in bean pot at 350°F for approximately 3 hours. (Stir occasionally and add water as needed).