Uncle Art’s Chili Beans con Carne

It’s cold and rainy, a perfect day to reattack Uncle Art’s Beans. This time I’m making them with chuck roast, so at the risk of offending chili purists (and Uncle Art’s family), I’m calling it Uncle Art’s Chili Beans con Carne!

Ingredients

1 lb dried pinto beans garlic onion 1-oz pkg hot New Mexico chili […]

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Uncle Art’s Chili Beans (a Work in Progress)

Continuing with the saga of Uncle Art’s Beans: I cross-posted my last blog entry to Facebook, where various family members told me I probably didn’t have the real recipe after all.

But this wouldn’t be much of a cooking blog if I didn’t share what I do have, now, would it? Here’s the recipe I’m […]

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The Ongoing Saga of Uncle Art’s Beans

Ditalini brought several secret family recipes to our marriage (her wonderful Italian meat sauce is one), but one I never quite got was the recipe for Uncle Art’s beans.

Legend had it that Uncle Art made a mean pot of pinto beans, but the few times I used Ditalini’s recipe I was unimpressed with the […]

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Crouton’s Easy Navy Bean Soup

We took a spiral-cut ham to an Easter party and had a good amount left over. Monday I used some of it making scalloped potatoes; yesterday I used some more making navy bean soup. The soup turned out so well I decided to write the recipe down before I forget how I did it.

Ingredients

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Crouton’s Chili Beans

You can serve these beans by themselves, or with chili con carne.

Ingredients

1 bag dried pinto beans 2 cloves garlic 1 yellow onion 1 smoked ham hock 2 cans vegetable or chicken stock 1-2 cups water 2-3 tbsp chili powder a few peppercorns red pepper flakes

Directions Preparation: soak the beans […]

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