I was planning to fascinate you with a list of names of R&B artists I may or may not have had dinner with. But then I realized I really couldn't come up with any names other than BB King, so I went to wikipedia to jog my memory. BB's not even on the list....so that shows what I know! I guess he's just straight up blues, not so much rhythm. What does any of this have to do with my dinner? Absolutely nothing!
The r&b in question here is ribs and beans. And this dinner made me feel anything but the blues!
The ribs are a repeat of the ones I made a little while back (with bbq sauce)....nothing easier.
The beans are based on the recipe I found at Colleen's Recipes. Since I didn't have a pork tenderloin that her recipe calls for I added more beans with some bacon for flavoring, and served the ribs on the side. I'm sure even BB would approve.
3 cup dry pinto beans (no need to soak)
(1) 4 ounce can of mild green chilies
3 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dry oregano
1 clove garlic minced
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
Saute the onions & garlic in a little olive oil; add in the bacon toward the end of sauteeing. Place in crock pot with the dry beans, spices, & canned chilies . Add just enough water to mostly cover the beans. Cook on low until beans are tender, 6-8 hours. Enjoy!