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Karl’s Corona Beans and Ham

Eilene is at Disneyland and Myr is not feeling well, so it is just Jan and me tonight. Jan wanted something that we could reheat when Eilene gets home late tonight, but also be good for lunches during the week. She decided that she wants ham and beans.

Karl’s Corona Beans and Ham

Karl’s Corona Beans and Ham

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Karl’s Santa Maria-Style Beans

Not being able to get heirloom Santa Maria pinquito beans for this Sunday I have had to substitute little pink beans. What make beans “Santa Maria beans” (besides the unique beans) is in using two kinds of pork and chili sauce in the mix. Some recipes call for using a bottled chili sauce and others make it themselves and then add it to the pot.

Karl’s Santa Maria-Style Beans

Karl’s Santa Maria-Style Beans

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Karl’s Navy Bean Soup

The girl’s are still sick so I am still making comfort soups. Bean today, for variety.

I wanted something a bit more than U.S. Senate Navy Bean Soup (beans, onion, butter, ham hock and water), but not the many ingredient soups I found on the internet. Bean soup should always be about the beans.  Any addition to the basic recipe should enhance the bean flavor not drown it out.

Navy Bean Soup

Karl’s Navy Bean Soup

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