Monday, March 7, 2011

Baked Beans & Pork Rib Roast

For the first time I attempted baked beans. It was a long process which started last night by soaking the yelloweye beans in cold water. Then this morning I had to add more water because they had soaked up all the water! By late morning I rinsed them off and added them to a boiling pot of water for about 5 minutes them simmered them for another half hour. I basically followed the directions on the back of the bag. I did up the mixture which was brown sugar, molasses, salt, pepper, vinegar, and some mustard. I rinsed the beans again and added them to my bean crock as well as the mixture and put them in the oven at 300 degrees for 4-6 hours.

In the afternoon, I put my small $3 Pork Rib Roast into the slow cooker and added about 1/2 cup of apple juice then squeezed some honey mustard on the top and added fresh rosemary. Check out Chef Michael Smith's "Baked Ham with 10 Variations" for some neat ideas for adding lots of flavor to your ham!

Meanwhile, I did up some sweet potatoes and added some nutmeg to them which my little guy just loves. I think he could live off sweet potatoes and be quite content! To go with the whole meal I really wanted to have some biscuits. Found this quick recipe for E-Z Drop Biscuits and added some shredded cheese to them. This meal turned out really well although I wasn't totally thrilled with my beans. Next time I'll know how to do them perfect!


egbkid said...

I love Chef Michael Smith's shows, I have tried some of his recipes and they have turned out well! This looks like a delicious meal, you are lucky to have gotten the pork roast so cheap! I usually get my meat & veggies in the City Market, they are so much cheaper than at the grocery store! (but i suppose, if i didn't live Uptown, i would not because parking is terrible!)

Michelle Smith said...

Hey Natasha... I think it's great that you can get to the Market lots... I usually just pop into On The Vine for meat and produce and sometimes the Superstore has some great sales too.

Carole said...

Hi Michelle. This is a great slow cooker dish! This week's Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about collecting up slow cooker/crockpot recipes. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.
Ps I haven't seen your follow back yet. Do you follow via GFC or some other way?