I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Beans, Beans the Magical..... or How About "People of the World, Ignite"!

photo courtesy of Theoildrum.com

Beans and beer? Sounds like we are headed into dangerous territory here, we all know the effects of beans and we all know the effects of beer. This recipe could have environmental effects of a global proportion. All the more reason to make a double batch and share it with friends and family, people who know each other and love each other through good smells and bad.
The funny part is, even given the obvious effects of the two key ingredients listed in this recipe people are going to make it, love it and pass it along (get it? Pass it along). What a toot………oops, I really did mean hoot (pardon me).

Drunken Beans

2 lbs. pinto beans (may use any bean that you like)
1- 12oz can of beer (any)
4 to 6 bell peppers, chopped (may throw in a hot pepper if you like things spicy)
2 large tomatoes, chopped (may used canned)
2 medium Onions, chopped

Cook beans in 8 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes than lower to simmer and cook for 1 and 1/2 hours, stir occasionally. Then add beer, chopped peppers, cut up tomatoes and onions, add to beans and cook on low for another 45 minutes then serve.


Lidian said...

Those sound really good - beer's good for your hair too, I remember beer shampoo in the seventies.

Julie said...

You are right Lidian, I can remember my great aunt rinsing her hair in beer.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Well, I tried the beer in the hair thing, in my teens, and all I got was my Dad yelling at me for wasting beer! I just love this recipe and there is just nothing better than a pot of beans simmering on the stove...I like to add a dollop of sour cream mixed with a little cilantro on top when I serve this..adds some nice creaminess.

Julie said...

I love the addition of the sour cream Catherine sounds delicious.

Butta Buns said...

Ahahahahhahahaaha!!! That picture has made my day. Does that make me easily amused?

I've long heard the virtues of beans being extolled. This must be one of those cases. Right? RIGHT???????

I am really a mature adult. Really I am.

Julie said...

Butta Buns, I do believe that you are blushing....