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Sep. 17, 2009 10:32 am 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2009 8:56 am
Back in the day, when I was a young mom and discovering things such as chicken parts and turkey guts, that are secretly hidden in the cavities of unsuspecting poultry, I did lots of cooking out of cans. Most of those recipes, have, thankfully, gone by the wayside, but one remains, as it is regularly requested.
Therefore, I shall share it here, with my gracious foodie friends. It is more of an assembling, than a culinary feat, and its great for those last minute invitations or days you just don't wanna cook.

2-3 lb (or so) of hamburger meat
1-2 lb (or so) of bulk sausage
3-4 LG cans of S&W RanchStyle Beans (with jalapeno is good, but its gotta be this kinda beans :)
1 LG can of pinto beans
1 lg can of diced chilis
1 small can of tomato sauce
pinch of chili powder

Brown the meats, drain and dump in the rest. Let it simmer for an hour at least, to meld the flavors...even better the next day. This is a very hearty bean recipe that seems to appeal to both men and boys, and of course, myself too.
Makes a pretty good dip if there's ever any left (which rarely happens) Just melt in some cream cheese and have at it!
The reaction you get from fixing these beans
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Dinner guests
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mmmm beans!
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Sep. 17, 2009 4:28 pm
My mom had a sign in her kitchen that said "criticizing the cook could be hazardous to your health." She was an RN.
Sep. 18, 2009 10:08 am
That sounds like something we'd eat. They don't carry the S&W brand here where we live. I do remember it from when I lived in Washington state. I bet any ranch style bean would work for me. And what's up with that face up there?!.....Looks like the wood stove 'backfired' LOL! (I guess it could be the beans).
Sep. 18, 2009 10:11 am
My husband would absolutely love your beans. I am gonna fix these for him as a surprise. I might have to add some hot rotel...as he adds that to everything he cooks! Also...I, too, as a new wife, and my first turkey---well, we had a surpise with paper and "yukky stuff" when it was all baked! That brought back some funny memories.
Sep. 18, 2009 2:39 pm
actually, thats dirt, not smoke...heheh...he was driving a CAT that day, but I thought it looked good :)
Sep. 19, 2009 4:45 am
...national talk like a pirate day 9/19. Now this is the perfect hardy har, har meal arrrgh! Really, sounds like a reliable recipe. Thx.
Sep. 20, 2009 9:57 am
beans beans their good for your heart the more you eat the more you want to eat more beans :\
Sep. 20, 2009 7:19 pm
Thanks Petey! Saved this for a cold, rainy fall day (which will be here soon enough) although it should be quite warm this week. I'm in the Seattle area, so we definitely have the S&W's up here, like 1gdcowgrl says! bless ya :)
Sep. 21, 2009 2:04 pm
The bulk sausage is that like sauage links or like a tube of jimmy dean kind?
Sep. 22, 2009 7:05 am
We don't have S&W beans here, dangit! Is there any decent substitute at all?
Sep. 22, 2009 8:28 am
I have been reading some of your blogs Petey and your life seems pricelss. Great pictures, I grew up on the farm-we only had 12 quarters of land, and 280 cows with calves-we were the poor farmers across the road. No matter, the hard work/lifestyle/memories are things I would never change. Keep us updated I love reading your stories
Sep. 22, 2009 8:56 am
Good pics and cute stories!
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