December 29, 2021

Baked Beans

Progress has slowed a bit during the holidays but this week I decided to cook up a BBQ dinner featuring The Once and Future Beans along with some pulled pork sliders with cole slaw (slaw made by special guest chef Chris).

Cooked the beans for about 6 hours total, and added a little more liquid at the five hour mark when the beans were tender but not quite done yet.

BBQ dinner with beans

Gave these a three only because I think I burned some of the bacon fat as I was rendering it and there are little chunks in the beans that tasted fine but made for a strange consistency.

The Once and Future Beans

  • Crowd: 3/5
  • Ease: 2/5
  • I think I burned the bacon fat a little bit, so there were chunks in the beans, which tasted fine but made for a strange consistency. Next time I think I would render the bacon the way I do for chowder -- by adding a quarter cup of water to the pan with the bacon and letting it cook off to render.
  • Cooked for about 6 hours, but at five hours I checked them and decided I needed to add more liquid -- so I heated up and added a little less than a cup more of vegetable broth.