February 18, 2013
Have you guys had a chance to pick up any of the varieties of HamBeens yet? If not, you really want to put a couple of bags on your Kroger shopping list. Besides being delicious and very economical – they are so easy to prepare!
My brother and his wife had their first child on Friday and I was busy cooking for them and visiting this weekend. I still had to find time to feed my crew. I decided to whip up some Drunken Beans using a bag of HamBeens Pinto Beans.
I chose these because I could let them simmer for a few hours then finish them off in less than 15 minutes. They became part of my steak burritos last night and will be used tonight with fiesta rice and chicken to become a casserole.
My cost is well under $1 per serving and I was able to knock out two meals with one pot of beans! I actually took some to my dad when I dropped off my brother’s food. One bag of beans makes a HUGE pot – plenty for multiple meals!
Check out my recipe. If you guys have any to share, please email me or leave it in the comments. I’d love to see what you guys are cooking up!
- For Drunken Beans:
- 1- Package Hurst’s® HamBeens® Pinto Beans
- 1- Cup Diced Onion
- 1- Poblano Pepper, Diced
- 2- Serrano Peppers, Minced
- 1- Cup Sliced Mushroom (Crimini or Portobello)
- 1- Can Stewed Tomato
- 1- Can Diced Tomato
- 2- Limes (one to slice, one for the juice)
- 3- Cloves Smashed Garlic
- 1/2 lbs. Bulk Chorizo Sausage
- 6- 12oz. Bottles of Beer
- For Burritos:
- Warm tortillas
- Fresh Cilantro
- Grilled Steak
- Queso Fresco
- Sour Cream
- or your favorite fixins
- The first step is to sort through the beans. Rinse in cold water and check for any debris or dirt and discard. Place the rinsed beans in a large bowl or pot and cover with 2 bottles of the beer and 5 cups of water. Let soak overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- After soaking, drain the excess liquid and pour beans into a large soup pot. Add remaining 4 bottles of beer and 2 cups of H2O. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat and simmer (covered) for 1.5-2 hours. Cooking time will vary depending on how long you soaked the beans.
- While the beans are cooking, prepare the onion, mushrooms, and peppers. Dice the onion and peppers into 1/4? pieces (mince the Serrano) and slice the mushrooms into bite sized discs.
- Over med-high heat, cook the chorizo for 8-10 minutes until it browns and begins to get crispy edges. Pour the sausage into the pot of beans and return the pan to the stove.
- Using some of the drippings from the sausage, saute the vegetables until they begin to soften, then add them to the bean pot.
- Stir in the cans of tomato and then add Hurst’s Ham Flavor packet. Continue to simmer until ready to serve.
- Wrap up beans, steak and your favorite burrito filling for a delicious meal that will please the whole family!
Easter is just around the corner. Be sure and grab some HamBeens so you will be ready with that leftover ham bone. Don’t forget to check out my recipe for Cajun 15 Bean Soup. Don’t forget, 15 BEAN SOUP can be found in every Kroger across the U.S. Add a couple of bags to your shopping list so you can have a delicious meal with very little money and effort – that’s a win/win in my book!
I have some winners to announce! Congratulations to the first round of winners:
zacnjac@ - winner of $50 Kroger Gift Card
dpage@ – winner of 3 pack of HamBeens
If you were not a winner in the first round, I have great news! The fabulous folks at Hurst have offered up some great prizes for two more I Heart Kroger readers.
- One winner gets a $50 Kroger Gift Card
- One winner gets a 3 pack of HamBeens
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each — up to a total of 2 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winners on Sunday 2/24 at 11 pm.
- Leave a comment letting me know what recipe you would make with any of the HamBeen varieties.
- Head over and “like” Hurst Beans on Facebook.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Hurst Beans. All comments and opinions are my own!