How to Make Baked Bean Soup
Baked bean is a popular dish typically containing light green or red beans that are usually parboiled and then baked in a hot oven for a long period of time. This is usually the traditional preparation of this dish in the United States other than using frozen or canned beans. It is thought of as a classic American dish and was created in the early 1900s by Jewish immigrants to the United States. The dish was a big hit with the general public during World War II due to the popularity of both German and Italian food (wartime). Today, it remains a favorite in American and even in other countries around the world.
The basic preparation of this dish involves soaking dry beans overnight in water. Drain them the next day, and put the drained beans in a large pot with water and white vinegar. Bring to a boil, and simmer until the beans are almost completely tender, about three minutes. Serve with your choice of sauce, and always remember to stir the dish before serving.
This dish is most commonly served with sauerkraut, another favorite from the new England region. To prepare this dish, soak the dry beans in water and place them in a pan with the vinegar. Bring to a boil, and add the beans and vinegar mixture. Lower the heat, and allow the mixture to continue to boil. Cover for about an hour, and then remove from heat.
This can be served with or without the sauerkraut. In addition to being used in the stewed beans, the tin can also be used to create a delicious dessert. Simply place a serving of stewed beans on a plate, and top with a light caramel sauce. You can also use the tin can for reheating other cooked foods, such as pasta, rice or noodles.
Another unique recipe from the new England region is a delicious pork chop. This recipe is similar to the previous one, except it uses smoked basting bacon instead of fresh buns. Begin by preparing the vegetables. Remove the stems from the buns and slice the fat onto a chopping board. Add the chopped bacon and brown the top side of the slices over the basting pork. Cook the pork over direct until the bacon begins to render.
Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Cook the mixture until the beans are fully cooked. When finished, spoon the stewed beans into small porcelain cups and serve with the molasses. Place all of the items on a plate and allow them to cool.
This American snack is very similar to the original. The difference is that this version substitutes the maple syrup for molasses. Both of these recipes cook in about the same amount of time. The difference comes from the choice of ingredients and how they are cooked. The British version uses more bacon, while the American version uses less.
These recipes provide many variations based upon the choice of beans. Some use kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, and red kidney beans. It is interesting to note that there are three distinct types of bean in America; black, navy, and pinto beans. All three have their own distinctive characteristics and are used in many different salsas, dips, and desserts.
For this recipe, you will need: 2 cups dry navy beans, a 14 inch cast iron skillet, a tablespoon each of salt and pepper, a tablespoon of dried oregano, and two to three fresh pinto beans. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. When the beans are almost completely cooked, add the pinto beans and continue to simmer for approximately six minutes. While the beans are cooking, drain away any liquid that may have accumulated in the bottom of the skillet. You will want to transfer half of the soup to a food processor or food chopper for pureed flavor.
For this dish, you will need: A food portal vendor, a dried bean soup recipe, a medium sized fresh cassoulet, and a medium sized canning jar. Bring all of these items to a boil in a sauce pan. Once the cassoulet has finished boiling, add the dry bean soup and canned tomatoes. Cover the lid of the canning jar and let the soup mixture cook for approximately five minutes.
Once the mixture is done, add your pinto beans and vinegar and mix thoroughly. The main difference between this recipe and others is that you substitute vinegar for the vinegar. If you have never cooked with vinegar before, I suggest looking for a recipe that utilizes a bottled vinegar for this recipe.