Sabrina's Beans, a slow cooker recipe

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We threw this bean dish together right before I left to return to Vancouver. I had to ask my husband to send me a photo of the cooked beans, in order to post it here. Oh and I asked "how did the beans turn our?" and he said they are wonderful!

I love the cookbook staffmeals. My copy has many, many little yellow tabs. Stuck on lots of recipes I want to make. Ironically this bean recipe was not one of the tabbed recipes I had on my want to make list, but these beans were at the request of my husband, so let's make them.....

Beans and bacon in an easy slow cooker recipe
Sabrina's Beans

Sabrina's beans
adapted from staffmeals

1 pound dried navy beans
1 (large) pork jowl bacon
1 T oil
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 c catsup
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c red wine vinegar
1/4 c molasses
2 T Dijon mustard
1 T chili powder Note:  we used Penzy's Arizona Seasoning
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 t cayenne pepper Note:  we did not use.....
water to cover, about 3-4 cups

Sort beans, place in a large kettle, cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer 10-15 minutes while preparing remaining ingredients.

Cut jowl bacon into 1-inch squares, add to the frying pan with the oil and brown well to render excess fat and add flavor. When golden brown, add the onions and cook until onions become transparent, but do not brown.

Easy to cook beans, one kitchen task everyone can master.
Drained cooked beans, ready to be used in your recipe.

Drain beans, add to the bottom of a large slow cooker. Add drained jowl bacon and onion mixture, discarding excess fat.

beans bacon and spices, delicious slow cooker recipe
Jowl bacon, beans, and seasonings.
Add remaining ingredients, stir well. Cover cook on high 6 hours or low until done.

Delicious down home food that everyone loves to enjoy.
staffmeals, sometimes the best meals are before the restaurant opens. 


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  1. Hi Melynda,
    Your hubby takes very nice photo!
    Staffmeals cookbook? Sounds interesting, and your bean dish looks delicious. I love easy and simple meals like this and yet not short on taste! Thanks for sharing with CC!
    Just a note : Cookbook Countdown has its own blog space now, at the link below. You may link your post at the new website effective May. Thank you for your support!

  2. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.


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