Don's Tried & True Beans - Ferrari-Carano

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Don’s Tried & True Beans

Pasta & Side Dishes

Serves 4 - 6

One of Don Carano’s favorite dishes to make on a cold evening at home, these beans truly are tried and true. Serve with Italian sausages, or simply crusty French bread and a glass of FC Zinfandel.

Soak

01

Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.

Saute

01

In a medium pot, saute bacon, onion and garlic. Add beans and cover with water or chicken broth. Add two chicken bouillon cubes if using water.

Cover & Cook

01

Add sage, red pepper, chili powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat 45 minutes or until beans are tender. Add Worcestershire sauce and adjust seasonings. Serve with Italian sweet sausages, French bread and Ferrari-Carano Zinfandel.

Ingredients

Soak

  • 2 C dried pinto beans
  • Cold water to cover

Saute

  • 1/4 lb lean bacon or salt pork
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2+ C water or chicken broth (enough to cover)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes (if using water)

Cover & Cook

  • 4 fresh sage leaves or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1 small hot red pepper, dried with seeds removed
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste