Sunday, November 30, 2008

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

It is a cold and blustery day here in Dallas and a big pot of bean soup sounded great. I found this recipe for Kiki's Drunken Borracho Beans online at my favorite cooking website .

Regular folks upload their best recipes and then other people (like me) who try them can rate the recipes and make comments. This allows you to find really fantastic recipes and see what other cooks have done to "enhance" the original recipe, if need be.

I improvised a bit, adding a ham hock my sister sent home with me from Thanksgiving dinner. That's the big brown thingy you see in the pot. It still had a lot of meat on it and I let it cook all in there and then cut off the extra meat into the bean soup. And instead of following the recipe and using stewed tomatoes and jalapenos - I used Rotel tomatoes with already have peppers in them.

I also made corn bread, with cheddar cheese and jalapenos mixed in, to go with it. Did you know a box of Jiffy cornbread mix costs 50 cents!!

It was Y-U-M.