Delicious Beans

¾ – 1 cup dry northern white beans 1 cup sour kraut bacon Northern white beans cooked with 1 or 2 strips of bacon. When beans are tender add 1 can of sour kraut. Heat well and enjoy.

Refried Beans

Dona Foltz 2 cups cooked pinto beans 1/2 cup bacon drippings 1/4 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 cup fine chopped green onions & tops Mach beans, or put through a food mill. Melt bacon drippings in heavy skillet. Add beans and cool and stir until beans have turned dark and are crisp around edges. … Read more

Cuban Bean Soup

While in Tampa for work, I enjoyed a nice evening at Columbia Cafe. I especially enjoyed their Cuban Bean Soup. This is my recreation of that soup. This is a modification of Spanish Bean Soup, from

I often use a frozen package of chopped onions, peppers, and celery rather than the fresh ingredients.

Original recipe:

  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 5 to 6 medium russet potatoes, cubed (about 1 1/2 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 quarts or so of chicken stock or water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ham steak, cubed
  • 1 package sausage

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Brown the following together: 1 pound hamburger 1 or 2 large chopped onion Drain above mixture and add: 1 small can tomato paste 1 quart red tomatoes with juice ½ to 1 tsp. chili powder 1 pint shelly beans. Cook til done.