Beans are an important part of American culinary heritage. This section contains the canon of American bean dishes, always found accompanying local versions of barbecue. Their roots are often in other cultures, but the recipes have been thoroughly Americanized.
Looking for the perfect side dish for your next cookout? Nothing screams BBQ more than a sticky and smoky bowl of Boston baked beans. It was in Beantown that the notion of mixing dried beans with molasses was conceived. This flavorful recipe is an ode to the original while offering suggestions for amping them up.
Step up your next cookout with this recipe for the ultimate BBQ baked beans featuring a kiss of Bourbon. This will arguably result in the best baked beans you've ever had, certain to wow your guests. While there are a lot of ingredients, it's actually quick and easy to assemble then stew to perfection.
Texas butter bean are served at almost every barbecue joint in Texas. Here's the recipe for this classic Texas comfort food. You can use just about any bean, but butter beans, pinto beans, or black-eyed peas are the most common in Texas.
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans with this recipe for classic red beans and rice! In NOLA, Sunday is ham night, and on Monday, the leftover ham and the ham bone are used to make Red Beans and Rice, a traditional Creole stew that can be prepped quickly and simmers for several hours before diving in.
Celebrate a Happy New Year and give yourself some good luck with the ultimate black eyed pea recipe, flavor packed Hoppin' John beans and rice. Black-eyed peas' most popular expression is classic Hoppin' John, a steaming bowl of beans, rice, and pork that is especially popular in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
Pennsylvania Succotash. A native American crazy quilt of lima beans, other beans, corn kernels, tomatoes, onion, sweet peppers, and if you feel like it, green beans, peas, the kitchen sink…
Little Italy Pasta Fazool. This is the Americanized name and preparation based the classic Italian dish Pasta e Fagioli with white cannellini beans, olive oil, garlic, onion, tomatoes, and macaroni simmered into a runny stew. In the US, don’t be surprised to see Italian sausage, ground beef, and grated cheese.
New Mexico Burritos. A soft tortilla wrapped around a filling of refried beans, meat, and rice, and then you can start stylin’. Toss in some more beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, and tomato salsa are common.
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