One of those requests was baked beans.
Now, each and every one of us cooks have dishes that we kind of hold and call our own and one of mine is beans. Dark and fruity, fresh from the oven with both flavors of savory and sweet and comforting? Wow! In my mind a true farm meal would always include baked beans and I am sharing my thoughts and one of my productions.
Of course in my kitchen, nothing stays the same and my dishes all have to do with what's in my cupboards and what I actually remember to buy, so this is once again a guideline recipe.
Here's most of my ingredients
-1/4 cup soy sauce.
-1/8 cup of cider vinegar.
-2 tblsp balsamic vinegar.
-1/2 tsp garlic salt
-1/2 tsp paprika
-1/4 tsp dry mustard. (You can use wet instead.)
-1/2 cup ketchup, (When substituting here, remember that your canned beans already have tomato in it. Also cloves, nutmeg, etc. in the ketchup)
-3/4 cup brown sugar. (To balance the vinegar.)
-The Onions that you've just fried up.
Some pepper. I don't add salt because of the salty Soy Sauce.
Today, I had made an apple pie and had some apple slices that wouldn't fit in.