Monday, January 31, 2011

My cozy home.... Pinto beans and cornbread

I love our home.  We live in the home that my grandparents owned.  The home that my mom grew up in.  The home that I spent so many summer days in.

It's cozy.  My grandad, Gang, put a ton of insulation in the attic.  It always feels warm.  I love cooking in the kitchen where my Grandma made dinner for her family.  I love meals that she might have made.   Tonight was one of those meals. 

Pinto beans
1 lb dry pinto beans
2 tsp beef base or boullion
4 slices center cut bacon
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste

Rinse beans.

Put the beans, the bacon, the beef base and the water (enough to cover with two inches above) into a thick bottom pot.  Cook over medium high to boil.  Then lower the heat to low and cover.

Cook 2-3 hours.

Then add the cajun seasoning, onion powder, salt and pepper. 

Let simmer another 30 minutes.

Serve topped with cheese and sour cream.  Serve some cornbread on the side.  It tastes so good crumbled into the beans.



  1. It's not, I cheat because I haven't found a recipe that I like.