When I started this blog over four years ago, I had no idea how many times I would write a post or even if I wanted to do this on a consistent basis. At first, I wrote a blog post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I wanted to share my experiences of growing up in the South and my love for the state of North Carolina as I have lived in this state for my entire life. I have learned from your responses to my blog that your favorite posts are the ones about food. As I am a foodie for sure, it has been easy for me to share many wonderful food traditions of the South.
Recently, though, I have seen a need for a change as far as my blog posts are concerned. I want the blog posts I share to be something that I am really excited about sharing with you. I like to think that I am sharing something I really love with a very dear friend. I want to continue my blog but post on a more random basis. I also plan to again post some of the recipes that I have shared with you over the last four plus years. So if you are a regular subscriber you will not consistently receive a post every Monday and Thursday but will continue to receive my posts.
Today, I am sharing one of my favorite baked bean recipes that I have been making for almost forty years. This recipe has a tart taste because of the vinegar included in it. It could be a main dish or side dish for just about any occasion.
1 lb of hamburger (browned and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste)
1 large can of pork and beans or two one pound cans of pork and beans (remove the pork)
3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons of vinegar
1/2 cup catsup (the recipe actually called for hot catsup and I don’t think that product is being made anymore)
1 medium chopped onion ( the recipe does not call for the onion to be browned but I do add it to my browned hamburger after I have drained the fat from it and let it cook for just a minute or two)
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
Garnish with three strips of fried bacon if desired
This recipe was given to me by a friend I worked with in 1976. That was the year we moved to Catawba County. It is the first recipe I ever had for baked beans and it is still my all time favorite.
I do look forward to continuing this blog in the future and sharing some of my favorite Southern experiences with you. Thanks for stopping by.