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Monday, March 20, 2006

Rancher's Beans

Frijoles Rancheros, as my grandmother never called them, are exquisitely easy to make and enjoy, whether you are down home white trash such as myself or a busy as all hell suburban pillar of the community. The ideal serving suggestion for these is with sweet cornbread with salted butter, which follows the recepe below.

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Rancher's Beans

Recipe By: Jake
Serving Size: 6
Cuisine: American
Main Ingredient: Beans

-= Ingredients =-
2 cans of white beans 16 oz
2 cans of black beans 16 oz
1 16 ounce jar salsa (as hot as you like it)

-= Instructions =-

Using your can opener, open the four cans of beans and dump into a medium sized saucepan (translation - whatever it all fits in). Add the jar of salsa, and cook on medium heat until it jsut begins to bubble. Stir it quite regular unless you enjoy scraping burnt beans off the bottom of your medium sized saucepan.

Voila. Serves six. Now for the cornbread - the most important ingredients here are the pre made boxed mixes. Who the hell wants to fool around with making cornbread from scratch? What is this, Little House on the Prairie???


1 Jiffy yellow cake mix
1 Jiffy cornbread mix
3 eggs

Mix both together and follow directions on cornbread mix. Makes delicious, sweet cornbread.

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Now just a note about the most important technique I've illustrated above. Anyone can pour a can of beans into a pot and add some Pace, so cooking this meal alone won't win you any brownie points if you're trying to impress. However, if you serve your Frijoles Rancheros along with fresh baked sweet cornbread and salted butter, then you look like you know what your doing.

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