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    Default Pork & Beans

    Pork & Beans

    serves 4

    250 g dried white haricot beans, prepped (Blue Lake is good)
    1 tbsp oil
    625g pork chump chops, trimmed of fat
    1 onion, chopped
    250 ml beer/ale/cider
    1 can chopped tomatoes
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp dark soft brown sugar
    3 allspice berries (optional)
    2 tbsp mild American or French mustard
    2 smoked lean back bacon rashers, rinded and cut into bite-sized pieces
    1 tsp cider vinegar, or to taste


    1) heat the oil in a deep flameproof casserole, add the pork chops and onion, and fry until the chops are browned on both sides.
    2) Pour in the beer and tomatoes with their juice, then add the Worcestershire sauce, sugar and allspice. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for about 1 hour or until the meat is very tender.

    3) add beans to the pork chops.
    4) Add the mustard, bacon and vinegar and stir well to mix. Cook, covered, over a low heat for a further hour or until the beans and the pork are meltingly tender.
    5) Before serving, taste for seasoning and add a dash or two more Worcestershire sauce or vinegar if liked.
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    Default Lotty Bean Goulash

    Lotty Bean Goulash

    serves 2

    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 large onion , finely chopped
    1 tbsp smoked paprika
    400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
    100g mixed dried beans, prepped

    1) Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then fry the onion for 5 mins until beginning to soften.
    2) Add the paprika and cook for a further min, then stir in the tomatoes and 1⁄2 a can of water. Simmer gently for 10 mins until thickened and glossy.

    3) Tip in the mixed beans for a further 2 mins to just heat through.
    4) Spoon into warm bowls and serve with soured cream and toasted ciabatta slices, drizzled with olive oil.
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    Default dried beans

    just been reading the bean recipes and wondered how you dry the beans i am going to try berlotty beans this year can i just freeze them?

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    Two_Sheds, could I ask for advice on best beans for drying please. I assume all the ones you sent me are suitable?

    I have never liked green beans or indeed anything in the way of kidney beans etc but I love growing them and the menfolk enjoy them. With the current economic situation, we are going to be eating more home-grown stuff (I just hope I have a better growing year) so I might be trying some of these recipes.
    Happy Gardening,
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    Yes, all those beans I sent you are good for drying. In fact, all French beans are better dried than fresh, in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayplot View Post
    just been reading the bean recipes and wondered how you dry the beans i am going to try berlotty beans this year can i just freeze them?
    Borlotti?
    Yes, you can freeze them, but they still need that 10 min rapid boil to get rid of the toxin before you eat them.

    To dry them ... simply leave them on the plant until dry & crispy (although I was still shelling beans a week ago, after they'd been out in the rain, gales & frost for 8 months)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    To dry them ... simply leave them on the plant until dry & crispy.
    LOL - that means I have to grow them under cover then Two_Sheds - nothing has been dry here for over a year!!
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    Default Suffolk Stew (lamb)

    Suffolk Stew

    serves 4-6

    100g dry beans (prepared)
    25g pearl barley (soaked overnight)
    1 large turnip (diced)
    4 carrots (diced)
    4 onions (chopped)
    4 large spuds (chopped)
    1 best end of lamb (chopped up)
    3 pt water/stock
    mixed herbs/bay/garlic as liked

    Put everything except spuds in a large pan, bring to boil.
    Reduce heat & simmer for 2 hours.
    Add spuds & simmer for a further 30 mins.
    Last edited by Two_Sheds; 23-08-2012 at 08:36 PM.
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