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BARBEQUE BAKED BEANS: 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 (28-ounce) cans baked beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup BBQ seasoning, recipe follows
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup BBQ sauce, recipe follows
3/4 cup chopped pork or beef brisket
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Saute the red pepper, onion and garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the baked beans and remaining ingredients and bring to a low simmer. Cover the beans and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes.
1 1/2 cups paprika
3/4 cup sugar
3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder
Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. Keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
TOBACCO AGING WOOD: In the early Colonial & Settlers days men chewed a lot of tobacco. They would spit their chew right onto the floor in the salons & dance halls, which was swept out the next day or several days later....This is what is responsible for the beautiful wood plank floors colored to perfection with tobacco chew!
Here is how to acheve that look without chewing & spitting tobacco juice..
Chew Tobacco (Large pack-any brand)
Pure Bee's Wax & a Soft Rag
Any wood that has not been painted or stained.
Mix tobacco with enough warm water to make a mushy mess. Get a big glob in your gloved hand, smear onto the wood rubbing with your hands.
Let mixture sit on wood overnight....Using a brush or rag, rub off tobacco chew.
Check color, repeat if you want a darker stain.
When color is perfect, melt beeswax in a pot. Let cool to where you can touch it. Rub into wood with a soft rag. Let dry 1-2 days...Enjoy this wood primitive you just created.
ALL NATURAL WOOD POLISH:
1 Pound Pure Beeswax
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Lemon juice
1/4 Cup Grape Seed Oil
Melt the oils and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat....when melted let cool until it becomes cloudy and thick...Using a stick Handmixer, whip the beeswax and oil mixture until a thick paste....add in lemon juice and whip appx 5 minutes
Put into a lidded container..Use it to polish any wood...Buff and polish until the oils are well worked into the wood. Not only does it clean it, but nourishes and polishes the wood as well..Great for hardwood floors and furniture...It is all natural and safe for us...
This polish has a shelf life of six months to a year.