Attention all of my baked bean loving fans! This is not my baked bean recipe. I mean, it is a baked bean recipe that does happen to be of my own creation, but it’s not the one you dream of. This recipe is just as good, but it is not as Americanized as the other baked bean recipe many of you have tasted, and requested for your own parties. At this point I’m really not sure I want to share that recipe. Mostly because I make it on such a large scale. 2-3 pounds of beans and bacon is so much, and to make it into a smaller version, well I would have to test that. No time for testing, so no blog post for Amy’s Baked Beans. Stay tuned I might release them in the future.
I have been baking beans for about ten years. I can believe it has been that long. I remember my first batch so long ago. I really am on my way to mastering them, and most of my family would agree that my pound for pound bean and bacon baked beans are a Tri-Tips dream come true.
Lately I have been watching lots of the Cooking Channel. It’s new in my area, and I just love it. I get to watch Nigella Lawson cook, which is always a yummy sight. Along with Emeril Lagasse, Michael Symon, David Rocco, and last but not least Jamie Oliver. His show Jamie At Home is a true learning experience like most of the shows on the Cooking Channel. Don’t get me wrong I love FoodTV, but in my opinion the Cooking Channel blows FoodTV out of the water.
This recipe was inspired from Jamie Oliver. He cooked fresh cranberry beans from his garden, and demonstrates how simple, easy, and inexpensive beans can be. I have been a long time fan of beans and ham-hocks and barbecued baked beans. For me it is a simple go-to dish that can feed a ton of people in a pinch for hardly any coin at all. This is base recipe that can be changed. I added a ham-hock to mine, and served it with seared scallops and bacon. You could easily fry some catfish, or serve it over some burnt toast. It is very versatile all it needs is your imagination.