Friday, April 8, 2011

R&B for Dinner

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 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! 


The Japanese Redneck said...

Leaves me out for having dinner with R&B too.

The beans look delicious.
Course that BBQ meat looks really good too.

Monet said...

I have been craving baked did you know? As the weekend approaches, may your days be full of love and laughter. Thank you for sharing your self, your food and your heart with me week after week. Hugs and love from Austin!

Joanne said...

Haha I was convinced that you meant rice and beans, but ribs and beans sound delicious also! Looks fantastic!

Chris said...

I like your version of R & B better than anything I've heard on the radio!

Kim said...

I'm laughing at Chris's comment, but I have to agree with him. I'd love a bowl of beans with some of these ribs thrown in. Looks like heaven.

teresa said...

i need a fork and a bib! this looks amazing, it makes me so excited for the summer!

♥peachkins♥ said...

well, ribs and beans is sort of what I like my r&b to be!

peachkins at The Peach Kitchen

grace said...

i have no use for r&b music--it makes me tired, then it just makes me peeved. THESE r&b, however, are very appealing. nice bowl of food!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my gosh. This Saturday, I had the best pork bbq ribs I ever had in my life. Flashback...