Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's Strange And Unusual...But It's Good !

I know that I promised while back that I wouldn't post any more recipes for a while...but this one was just too good not to pass on to you!

You can thank my Baby Sis for bringing this one to my attention. Sometimes, I think she is nearly as weird as I am!


15 ounce can of pork and beans.
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil (not canola, not olive...vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecan or walnuts (measure after chopping)
3 cups all purpose flour

Spray two 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pans with Pam or another cooking spray.

Don't drain the pork and beans. Pour them into a food processor or blender, juice and all, and process them until they're pureed smooth with no lumps.

Place the beaten eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the pureed pork and beans and mix them in well.

Add the vegetable oil and the vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the sugar and mix in. Then mix in the baking soda, baking powder, salt and Cinnamon. Stir until everything is incorporated.

Stir in the chopped nuts.

Add the flour in one cup increments, stirring after each addition.

Spoon half of the batter into each loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Can be stored in the freezer for 3 months

Now, believe me when I say that if you don't tell anyone what's in this bread...they will never know! Trust me when I say that this bread is very, very good! It has a flavor that you just can't pin down and yet is familiar!

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit. Want a slice of pork and beans?


Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Sounds like the best of several worlds, my friend-- the beans and bread all in one warm, butter-ready slice!

Thanks, Hermit! I'll get Kydd-o on it right away... HAHA!!!


Glad you got good rest yesterday. I really dug the Cash vid, Uncle!!!

HermitJim said...

Hey Cygnus...
Yep, this bread is some good stuff. Taste almost like it has molasses in it, but it doesn't.

Pretty tasty stuff!

Thanks for the visit!

Ken said...

...well,i gotta try it...thanx Jim,i copied it for the binder...

HermitJim said...

hey Ken...
Just like you said...the name alone makes you just want to try it!

I think you'll like it, but next time I won't put in the nuts. I think it would be just as good without them!

Thanks for coming by, buddy!

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Hmmmm. Sounds interesting. Beans? Really? Hmmmm. Okay, maybe I'll give it a try!

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -

I knew I'd get you with this one! As you say, a little familiar, but can't quite place it - mostly like pumkin bread, with a hint of hmmm is that ginger?

Everyone likes it until they find out what's in it, then they take smaller bites until deciding "oh, what the heck" and finish it off.
Glad to contribute to the insanity - and really enjoyed our visit this time - lots of laughs and "rememberings".

Big Hugs -

Anonymous said...

Hmm, never seen this one before, sounds good. Actually, Ranch style beans sounds good to me also, I'm partial to that Mexican corn bread myself.

Thanks HermitJim - have a great day.

Momlady said...

Bet it tastes good with hot dogs.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special Friend, Another interesting bread for sure. Anon mentioned Mixican corn bread. I had a recipe for it one time and it was sooo good, don't know what happened to it, it was always so most and a hit where ever I brought it.
Hope you enjoyed your day off yesterday sure missed you, but we all need a break from the daily activities

Ben in Texas said...

IF I baked I would give it a try. That recipe brought to mind the Pinto Bean bread we used to make.

Link to Pinto bread recipe

HermitJim said...

Hey Gen...
You know you want to try it! Go on and be a sport...make it without telling anyone what is in it and watch the reaction!

Recipes like this are always fun, especially when folks find out what's in them!

Have a great day and thanks for coming by!

Hey Sis...
Yep! Ya got me with this bread! Kinda goes with our recipe for Pinto Bean Pie...!

It was indeed a good visit! I hope we can do it again soon! As long as the weather stays nice, it's not too bad a drive. I enjoyed the walk down ol' memory lane, for sure!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Anon 7:17...
Mexican cornbread is a staple in my cook book and I have been having it for a long time!

I've always been a fan of fried corn bread, corn fritters, and nearly any kind of corn bread you can imagine! That happens when you grow up eating a lot of beans, I guess!

Thanks so much for coming by!

Hey Momlady...
It probably is good with hot dogs...isn't everything? Sure doesn't take much to satisfy me food wise anymore!

I'll bet you have some unusual recipes hidden away in your pantry somewhere!

Hey, thanks so much for the visit today!

Hey JoJo...
Guess I'll have to send you a new recipe for the Mexican cornbread! Don't want you to have to be without one!

I missed you too, sweetie! But I'm back now...

Thanks for coming over!

Hey Ben...
Folks that haven't tried these recipes, don't know what they're missing!

Enjoyed the picture of you on the radio! Seems like a long time ago, huh?

That sign sure brought some memories back!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by!

Marie said...

I'll never complain about more recipes--I've heard about putting beans in bread, but have yet to try it. This sounds like an easy one--thanks!

HermitJim said...

Hey Marie...
If nothing else, it will make the family sit up and take notice when you tell them what it is!

They may start keeping a close eye on you when you're in the kitchen!

Hey, I appreciate you coming by today!

Felinae said...

Sounds interesting, thanks to you and your Sis for sharing.

I'm copying and pasting as soon as I'm done typing :)

Have a good day!

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
Don't forget to make some and don't be put off by the name or the contents! It's really pretty good!

I really do appreciate you dropping in today, girl!

Bob Mc said...

Beans are good anyway you fix them. I have some soaking right now, and I’m going to cook up a pot of chili shortly. I’ll even can some for later.

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
I have to agree about the beans! I like them just about anyway they're cooked!

Chili sounds mighty good about now...but it souds goodanytime as well!

Tanks for coming by today!

Eutychus2 said...

I also would never complain about recipes .... and the crazier the better I like them; you can bet I'll try these! until then a cup of tea and slice of your bean bread sounds great.