Creamy, comforting white bean and pork stew is so easy!

White Bean & Pork Stew

This creamy white bean and pork stew is just what you need to soothe the soul – or at least make your belly happy! There is a slight discomfort in sharing this recipe with you guys because I used canned beans. Yes, I did. I said it. There was a little shame involved in that too – after all, how lazy could I be? But it wasn’t about laziness … and I’m sticking to that … I just wanted it easy because the first time I made this I made it in my CanCooker. And while you don’t have to…

Rajma or kidney bean stew - Instant Pot vegetarian dish that is so simple and satisfying. You'll never miss the meat! It's a true dump and go meal. No browning, wilting, sauteing, just put it all in the pot and go!

Kidney Bean Dal – Rajma

Ramja? Kidney bean dal?  Never heard of it?  Me either.  But that’s what I was served for supper one night by Management.  It was so good I wanted to share it with you.   What is it rajma? According to my sources, rajma or kidney bean dal is a popular stew in North India.  Rajma is normally cooked for hours to create a thick sauce saturated with spices. Cool.  I didn’t even know that was gonna be supper.  I was pimping out my Weber Kettle and when I came in to clean up, the smell stopped me in my tracks.  Not…

Jaxx's Chili #1 - Easily the best chili you'll ever put in your mouth!

Chili #1 – Or The Best Chili You’ve Ever Had

Hands down, my most requested food is this chili – Chili #1.  True story.  I used to cook it for Mardi Gras in a huge cast iron pot and stir it with my stainless steel crawfish oar. When the next year would come around, I would hear the same thing:  You gonna cook the chili?  Yes, of course I’ll cook the chili.  But it’s not just the Mardi Gras party people…  Truthfully, they can’t be trusted, it’s Mardi Gras – their tastebuds are blown off by the booze and possibly my very large vats of sangria. Oh no, it’s requested…

Easy, delicious red beans and rice for the trail!

Red Beans & Rice – Backpacking Meal

On my youtube channel I’ve started a little once a month backpacking meal series.  Just to have something that’s more nutritious, filling, and sometimes lighter than the prepackaged meals you can buy. My little ditty for the current month is this red beans and rice.  I’ve been tossing this around in my head for some time, but beans … Every time I dehydrate beans it’s hard to rehydrate them in a timely manner. So on the back burner it went. Then I found some dehydrated red beans from Harmony House and decided to give those a whirl.  They rehydrate like…

Jalapeño beans with shredded rotisserie chicken - healthy, easy weeknight meal!

Jalapeño Beans with Shredded Chicken

  I was on my way home from Canada when I stumbled on this backwoods beans recipe. I call it that because it doesn’t have an official name. I was on the plane, browsing my Backwoodsman magazine and if you know this mag, people write in. Rusty Keller submitted this recipe and it sounded so good I knew I wanted to try it. If you have never seen the Backwoodsman magazine, you should seek it out. I subscribe to it and have for a few years. It’s not monthly but maybe every three months, I’m not positive. Anyway, it’s old…