Does anyone know how to make the thick sauce found in Great Northern Beans and Navy beans when you buy them canned? The ingredients say sugar salt and water, but I don't even know what the sauce is called to look it up.
Post by Baking_Bud on Feb 14, 2003 23:11:22 GMT -6
Sorry I didn't see this post before now. Well, I looked at a few cans too, and not exactly sure how their base comes together. There is an 800 number on my progresso bean can, where they may be able to tell you how their beans are canned. It is 1-800-200-9377 weekdays 8-6 CT.
Regular beans cook up their own delicious sauce. Here is a VERY EASY recipe to make your own!
Easy Pinto Beans
1 pound dry pinto beans, about 2 1/3 cups 2 quarts of tap water 2 to 4 ounces raw bacon or salt pork or 1/4 cup bacon grease 1/2 - 1 whole yellow onion (optional if you don't like) *Start with 1 tsp. each salt and pepper, and add more to your taste!
Soak the beans in 2 quarts of cold water overnight, or in 2 quarts of boiling water for an hour or two. After soaking, or the next day, bring the beans to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat, so the beans merely simmer. Cover and simmer for half an hour. Then add the bacon, salt and pepper. Cover again and simmer for another 45 minutes to an hour. Add additional water if the level or consistency isn't right for you. The beans should be tender and fragrant. Bite into one to see if it is cooked though. When they are tender, they are ready to serve.