Just what Cafe Drake HRV needs, another vice. Witness above the $7 Nachos Supreme at Saugerties' outdoors BBQ emporium 'Cue. Tortilla chips loaded with melted cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, bbq baked beans and pulled pork. Did we mention the chipotle-maple salsa? Summer waistlines are screaming! Here's our own recipe for flawless baked beans, great as a side for all grilled menus and summer fish fry dinners. Vegetarian as a bonus.
We begin with 2 cans of small white (a/k/a Navy) beans, rinsed very well in a colander and drained. In a casserole dish combine the beans with: 1 large onion, sliced thinly; 1 T. cider vinegar; 1/4 cup or less water or veggie stock; 2 T. honey or maple syrup or blackstrap molasses; 1 t. dry mustard powder; 1 t. salt and about 2 T. oil. If you like things spicy, add as many dried red chilies as you can handle. Mix everything completely and cover and bake for 30 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Remove cover (or foil etc) and bake for at least 30 more minutes. You don't want the beans to dry out so watch in the last few minutes of cooking. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving hot or warm.