I do want to tell you how I cook beans that taste good without sausage, bacon, ham, or any other meat. Please realize this is coming from a true southern girl that thought, a few short years ago, just about anything could use a little touch of bacon grease. The same recipe applies to almost any bean I can think of with one alteration. Sometimes I add honey, sounds weird but it truly adds a depth of flavor that they need.
1 lb. beans of choice, go crazy, there are so many out there you need to try. Whole foods bulk section has a good selection.
1 lg. diced onion
3 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon diced jalapeno
Sea salt, to taste
Seasoning blend, I went to Whole foods and found a replacement for Tony's that doesn't have salt, just get something that appeals to you
|These were some of the beans at the San Francisco Farmer's Market.|
This farmer grew loads of heirloom beans, we bought some giant speckled butter beans, yum.
Okay these are the beans I add honey to.....Black eyed peas and butter beans. They already lend themselves to a little sweetness so they benefit when you play that up a little more.