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Mexican Bean Pot

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Ingredients
  Dried kidney beans/4 cups cooked or canned 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Bacon slices 6
  Drippings/Shortening 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced or crushed
  Thyme 1 Pinch
  Bay leaf 1 Small
  Whole cloves 2
  Dry mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sweet pickle juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (from spiced fruit)
  Strong coffee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion slices 6
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven at(350°)
2. To prepare the beans cover it with 6 cups water, boil 2 minutes and soak for 1 hour or overnight.

MAKING
3. In pan fry bacon in fat until half cooked and drain fat to make 4 tablespoon.
4. Add fat to beans (fat keeps beans from foaming) and simmer until tender, about 2 hours.
5. Drain beans and combine with other ingredients except bacon, coffee and sliced onion.
6. Place in 1 1/2 qt casserole.
7. Bake in moderate preheated oven for 1 hour.
8. Pour coffee over beans.

SERVING
9. Garnish top with bacon and onion slices.
10. Bake in hot oven (400°) about 20 minutes, until bacon is crisp and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Bean
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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