Chef John's Santa Maria-Style Beans Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Jun. 12, 2014
If I wasn't married I would be standing up holding a poster board that said Chef John Marry Me!! These were fantastic beans. Not baked beans, not pinto beans, not any kind of beans I've had before ...different yummy beans. YAY! go Chef John go...right now I'm your biggest fan.
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Reviewed: Jun. 11, 2014
My previous attempts at cooking beans have been less than spectacular. I have made this recipe several times with amazing results. I recommend this recipe for any summer social gathering. Sometimes I cook thie recipe on a Sunday to enjoy the rest of the week.
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Reviewed: May 15, 2014
.Very good starter. We just like more spice. We found it was just a nice tomato flavour. After sampling the way it was intended I tweaked it. I added 1 tblsp of liquid smoke and a tblsp of ancho chili peppers. Next time I will probably double both of these. I will make it again. Thank you
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Reviewed: Mar. 30, 2014
The flavor of these beans was great! I did make a couple changes - I used two cans of pinto beans, drained and rinsed, instead of the dried beans. I also skipped the mustard, but added a little tomato paste at the end to thicken the sauce a bit. The chipotle powder adds a nice heat to these!
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Reviewed: Mar. 23, 2014
These beans are fantastic! I doubled the recipe for a barbeque picnic and used half black beans and half pink beans. I prepared the dry beans and sauce as recipe directs, and then used a crock pot on low for 4 hours for the last step (this made it easy to serve them hot for a group). They were perfect with smoked brisket and a salad with cilantro-lime sauce.
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