BASIC BASQUE BEANS
This recipe comes out of one my Basque cook books called The Basque Table, great book. I have cooked these beans for very large dinners (up to 70 people) always a winner. I have made a few changes. If you are preparing beans as a side dish, soup bones or morrow bones will suffice for flavor, I use ham hocks if I have them if not soup bones will work. But for a main course, you may want to add meat to the pot. Bacon or chorizo or even hamburger will work. If using hamburger, sauté first. *Research in recent years by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture shows that a simple procedure in preparation will eliminate 80% of the gas caused in eating beans. Complex sugars are that element and can be dissolved out in the soaking water by following this method. 1. Add the washed beans to a large pot with at least 3 times as much boiling water. 2. Boil 2 minutes without a lid 3. Remove from fire, cover and let stand 1 hour. 4. Discard water and add fresh cold water to cook.
Provided by littlebasque
Yield 6 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Wash and pick over beans to discard any stone or other debris. After preliminary preparation, add fresh cold water (hot water toughens them) to about 2 inches above beans.
- Add soup bones or ham hocks. Bring to a boil and skim off the foam that forms. After beans have simmered covered for about 45 minutes, and are beginning to soften, add the rest of the ingredients. (If onion or salt is added in the beginning, the beans may toughen).
- Continue cooking for about 45 minutes, or until beans are very tender. Adjust seasoning to taste.
BASQUE BEANS (INCLUDING CROCK POT VERSION)
- Soak beans overnight.
- Cover beans with cold water and cook until nearly tender (about 1 ½ hours, or 30 minutes in a pressure cooker).
- (this can be done a day ahead) In large casserole, heat oil and cook onion until soft; stir in garlic, then tomatoes, parsley, beans, red pepper flakes, oregano and 1 cup water.
- Simmer, covered, over medium-low heat, or uncovered in 340°F oven for 2-3 hours, until beans are tender and most of liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in green pepper and cook, uncovered, 20 minutes longer.
- Season to taste.
- For crock pot: Prepare beans up to step 2.
- Add all remaining ingredients, including beans, to your crock pot.
- Cook on low for 10-12 hours.
BASQUE STRING / GREEN BEANS
- Cook bacon until crisp; remove from skillet. Add onion and garlic to o1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Cook until tender on low heat.
- In a saucepan, combined tomato sauce, onion, garlic, and bacon; bring to a boil. Add drained string beans and simmer for about 15 minutes. Season to taste.
- If using fresh or frozen beans, cook until tender.
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