Wow, That's A Lot Of Bacon in my Beans, a slow cooker recipe

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I have noticed in my cooking routines that I absentmindedly repeat what I saw my mother do in her kitchen. Case in point, I rinse the tomato product cans with water and add the "tomato wash" to whatever it is I am cooking. Just like she did. 

I always knew, in my heart, I have my Grandmother in my kitchen with me. 

It was always such a treat to spend time with her as a child, I keep these memories close. We always cooked together as she did not eat out often. Eating out was a treat for Grandmother, but I was always glad we stayed at home when I spent time at her house. 

But now that I have more time for cooking, I see my Mother in my kitchen also. This has been a pleasure to realize, as each lady was a lifelong cook. They each cooked every day, using what was in the kitchen and pantry, to cook for those they loved. 

I am proud to say, that is my legacy and one I am passing on to my daughter. We enjoy cooking together and planning what to cook for the next family gathering. Along with recipe hunting for something new and even recipes where we can learn additional skills. 

My beautiful daughter!
But now in our kitchen, it was time for another pot of beans. I don't say that with dread as my dear mother used to do. No, instead we look forward to another pot of delicious beans. There are no boundaries with beans, they are wonderful just about any way you cook them. The last pot of beans contained no meat, they are served as a side dish to a sandwich or light meal. This time called out for meat. So we did!

Don't let the ingredient list throw you off, while the Jowl bacon is browning, it is easy to have the slow cooker loaded, then just stir in the bacon and let it all mingle and cook. 

Wow, That's a lot of Bacon in my Beans, a slow cooker recipe.
Wow, That's a lot of Bacon in my Beans.
Wow, That's A Lot of Bacon in my Beans
by the seat of my pants
a slow cooker recipe

2 pounds Jowl bacon cut into 1-inch pieces

1 pound of white navy beans, soaked overnight or quick soak - well drained 

1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes
1 medium onion, small dice
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c molasses
2 T honey
2 T yellow mustard (ballpark style)
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t chili powder
2 t thyme leaves, crushed
1 12-oz bottle dark beer
fresh ground pepper
1/2 t salt - start with this small amount, you can adjust before serving
water - if needed

Rendering bacon of excess fat. 

Slowly brown the jowl bacon to render excess fat. 

Load the slow cooker with remaining ingredients through, the 1/2 t salt.  

Wow, That's a lot of Bacon in my Beans

Add the bacon and just enough water to cover the beans. Cook on low for 8 hours, or until done in your slow cooker. (like ovens, they are all different!) 


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  1. We love a good bean recipe and this one does sound good! I love your daughter's red hair and pink glasses!

    1. Hi Vicki, thanks for visiting. Today I am making sourdough cornbread to go with the beans and then the rest will go to the freezer for future days when a quick meal is needed. I love that about beans, they are so user friendly! PS the red hair is her spirit, she glows with it!

  2. Nothing better than rice and beans for dinner -- Cajun, Tex-Mex, Italian -- all kinds of different flavors!

  3. Bacon - fab! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  4. i am am thinking that s lot of beans. It. Looks good but they are not my favorite

    1. No problem, there are foods I don't eat also that others love! It is good to see you, thanks for visiting.

  5. I love it when I look at food on the screen and I drool! Yep, that's what happened ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  6. There is no such thing as to much bacon!

  7. That is a lot of bacon and it looks amazing! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  8. I LOOOOVE jowl bacon and this recipe WILL be made in my kitchen. Sooo yum. And I love your daughter's glasses!

    1. Hi Heather, I am a big fan of jowl bacon also. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.


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