Pork and Beans and Bacon

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Pork and Beans and Bacon

Postby Gsaunders » Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:39 am

When I was younger, we use to camp out on the river and fish, this was pretty much a staple when going there.

1 lb bacon
3 cans pork and beans

Fry up bacon (leave all the grease in)
Dump in the 3 cans beans and heat....
I add onion to mine.

Quick and easy and good.
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Re: Pork and Beans and Bacon

Postby cluttonfred » Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:13 pm

Thanks for that, reminds of camping and fishing with my Dad and Grandad years ago. Here's a similar recipe that's great for camping, almost as easy as yours, from French chef Jacques Pepin believe it or not. When I make it I usually double his recipe and substitute one can of tomatoes for two fresh ones, and dried herbs (herbes de Provence, Italian seasoning, whatever). You basically just precook the sausage in oil (if raw like Italian sausage) and then add the onions, or cook the sausage and onions together if the sausage is already cooked (hot dogs, kielbasa, etc.), then the add the garlic for the last minute, then add beans and tomatoes and seasoning, mix it up, let it simmer. It's enough for four hungry people.


Olive oil
6 sausages, roughly sliced
2 onions, roughly chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed and roughly chopped
2 cans of white beans (any kind, big or small)
2 fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped or 1 can diced tomatos
2 tbsp mixed dried herbs (whatever you like)
salt and pepper
hot sauce

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Re: Pork and Beans and Bacon

Postby ShahAbbles61 » Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:08 am

Your camping tradition brings back fond memories of outdoor adventures. Cooking up a batch of bacon-infused pork and beans sounds like the perfect meal to enjoy riverside after a day of fishing. I can imagine the savory aroma filling the air as the beans simmer in that delicious bacon grease. Adding onions is a great idea for an extra flavor boost! It reminds me of the rustic recipes I've stumbled upon on CooksCrafter, where they share tips for elevating simple dishes with easy-to-find ingredients. It's amazing how a few simple tweaks can turn camping meals into gourmet delights.
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Re: Pork and Beans and Bacon

Postby working on it » Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:00 am

I was a bachelor for a long time, so I wasn't too picky about meal preparation, even at home (I was 36 when I first married; now at 73, on the second marriage, I still take shortcuts when camping alone, or at home alone). I would take canned pork & beans along when camping or fishing, and a can opener and my pocket utility tool that had a spoon, so I was set.

I preferred Van Camps' Pork and Beans back then (from the mid 60's onward), but I moved on to Bush's Original Baked Beans about a decade ago. Now, having become a diabetic, I have to limit my intake of the beans, where I formerly would eat a whole can at a time. Can't beat their simplicity and taste, when you're hot & hungry on a fishing/camping trip!
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