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My husband & I LOVE this recipe. It's thick & pasty & hearty ~ perfect comfort food. I use a lot more bacon & a lot more garlic. Everything else I do exactly as she says, & we honestly hold this recipe as one of our very favorites. I even chose it as the one to give out in a recipe tree I was involved in!
These beans were awesome. I kinda cheated and I hate that because chef inspired recipes should be treated that way but they were still great. I had to make enough for a side dish for my Class of 2000 reunion BBQ so I calculated the recipe for 70 and I used 3 gallon size cans of Bushes pinto beans. I used lots of garlic (I didn't measure) but I used all of the other ingredients to the exact measurements they were calculated out for. I cooked and crumbled the bacon into the tomato mixture and saved the tomato mixture for the next day. We were traveling so it went with us on ice. I added the beans and simmered everything together for 20 minutes then headed out the door. I only heard positive remarks about the recipe and even bean haters said they loved them. The only problem I came across was that the chili powder was not listed in the directions. I added it to the tomato mixture but still had to give this recipe 5 stars. My husband is a bean hater and told me I had permission to cook these again in the winter and he would eat them.
I love these beans! I never seem to have the marjoram on hand but I use all the rest of the ingredients mostly as measured. If I happen to have a ham bone I'll use it and chunks of ham instead of bacon. I also add a jalapeno when boiling for more flavor with a kick. The secret is the added tomato mixture and letting the flavors meld together. We make a meal out of it with cornbread on the side. NOTE: This is not a chili recipe so you'll have to hunt the website a little longer if that's what you are looking for. These are just good old fashioned Southern comfort food.
Tasted strange and not much like chili as I know it even for vegetarian chili. My husband loved the balance of spices used so I thought next time I'd try adding some ground beef for that more traditional chili flavor.