Better Baked Beans

With back to back weekly snowstorms you can cook or clean. The former is more fun. Plus the latest 8-10 inches gave me a chance (an excuse?) to go through my recipe file.

The root beer in the recipe caught my eye first, THEN I remembered its author, and my friend, Rick Rodgers gave it to me personally. I'm sure it was intended for a summer shindig. But frankly, a hot bean dish in summer? I don't get it. (Click here for the recipe)

This is neither vegan nor vegetarian, but the snow went to my head and I made it on meat free Monday. Primarily pantry ingredients and a quick cook time make it a winner.

I halved the ingredients and added a pinch of cayenne. I wouldn't hesitate to big batch it for a party, or the freezer, although that will break down the beans further.

Eat – B