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The Recipe Board / Re: Homemade Black Bean Burger Mix
« Last post by David in MN on September 08, 2019, 09:23:11 AM »
When I do my beloved frijoles charros or any other generic "cowboy beans" [and forgive a northerner his sins] I like to base it on Cajun Trinity and I tend to use 15 bean soup mixes. I like the different sizes and textures. Throw in some smoked anduille and a little pulled pork from the freezer and it's a bang up version of red beans and rice if not 100% accurate and a million southerners are now plotting my execution.

I don't know about canning or preserving. These are pretty basic shelf stable foods. Up to me I'd make the pork and beans, cheddar grits, and fried okra in corn meal. Mostly stuff from the pantry. But that's a satisfying meal no red blooded American would turn down. My wife LOVES it and I would not recommend coming between her and fried okra.

Just by changing the flavor a little these bean dishes go from Louisiana to Mexico to Texas to Arizona. Your Monday night black bean soup can be cooked down on Tuesday for refried beans on a taco with grilled steak and a garden salsa. Once you master this pattern the options are almost endless.
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Redman on September 08, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
Haven't noticed an increase where we shop but they get much of their stuff from Mexico.
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The Recipe Board / Re: Homemade Black Bean Burger Mix
« Last post by Redman on September 08, 2019, 08:59:27 AM »
Yeah refried beans have possibilities. Most likely pintos but in Mexico they can be most any bean. My bucket of pintos has three shades of brown beans all were labeled pintos and are similar size. Well nothing new.  :rofl:

https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/southwest-pinto-bean-burgers-with-chipotle-mayonnaise
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Stwood on September 08, 2019, 08:44:50 AM »
End of season is a good time to buy red peppers' seconds at a crazy price in the local farmers market, so these past weekends I am baking, skinning and freezing some, and I am also mashing and freezing some more to can as sauce on a latter date.

I've been hearing that our farmers market/auctions are out of sight this year. Most peoples gardens haven't done well this year so they are resorting to the Amish markets for their makeup produce. Of course when you shop the Amish auctions, you are competing with the local store. They buy there also.
Heard yesterday that their tomatoes are bringing around 38.00 per average 25# box. Thats too high to buy and can.
Same with sweet corn. Store ear corn prices are way up.
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Firearms Legislation And News / Re: How mass shooters obtained their firearms
« Last post by David in MN on September 08, 2019, 08:26:11 AM »
25% had faulty background checks? That's pathetic even by .gov standards. Granted I don't think the laws stop anyone who is dedicated to hurting people but to just drop the  ball 1/4 of the time...

There is a challenge here because we don't know how many people have been successfully deterred. We might really have a situation where 12 were successful but 50 were stopped. It's impossible to know. But to have 3 of the recent 12 just be systemic errors doesn't speak well of our policies.
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The Recipe Board / Re: Homemade Black Bean Burger Mix
« Last post by Stwood on September 08, 2019, 08:22:13 AM »
???
Too much work down south?



 :rofl: :rofl: Guess I was in a hurry when I typed that. Too late to edit it.  ::)

Had a thought this morning. 2-3-4 am?  ::) Refried beans are already prepared.
Remove and dehydrate? May change the flavor as most likely are not black beans.

Lookin at Aldi's refried beans, says beans. No specific bean, probably pinto?
Has garlic, pepper, and onion in the mix already.
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Economic News, the Global Economy and all Things Monetary / Re: The 1619 Project
« Last post by David in MN on September 08, 2019, 08:15:25 AM »
It is odd that we never cite Brazil, the last western country to ban slavery in 1888. But I find the assumption that slavery can build an economy far worse. A slave owner doesn't invent a lawn mower because he already has a slave and scissors. One need only look to the slave economies of old to see the Egyptians and Greeks were phased out because their slave culture could not imagine anything beyond manual labor. Or look to the calcified European serfdom that ensured generation after generation of backbreaking labor.

For the Times to make a definitional statement that the birth of this country was built on the back of slavery feels wrong-headed. It actually is quite the opposite. Our slave states were totally eclipsed by the free states. It's not some mystical accident that we were industrialized by Ford in Detroit, John Deere in Wisconsin, The Minneapolis Moline, managed futures contracts in NYC and Chicago, and had a couple of bicycle mechanics from Dayton discover flight. Slavery held back the slave owners.

I have always felt this way and if I'm frank had the Egyptians taken my tack I think I'd be living on Jupiter by now. It's fairly simple to see our corn and wheat businesses radically modernized while cotton plantations languished. Free people do better work.

I don't know why I feel so alone. It's self evident that a slave economy will in 1000 years still have slaves pulling rickshaws and in my free society I hire Jason Statham to drive my BMW 5 series. The idea that slavery generates wealth is perhaps the darkest idea to have crept into our hearts. It's demonstrably false and we would have been better to abandon it earlier. Shame on the Times.
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Possible to find and buy a wrecked car like yours for parts, wherever you are at?
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The Recipe Board / Re: Homemade Black Bean Burger Mix
« Last post by Redman on September 08, 2019, 06:17:44 AM »
Sounds wife.

 ???
Too much work down south?

Forgot the celery earlier. Uh, did get another 7 lb. black beans. I'll look at more recipes till I get some. I kinda like the idea of using canned beans for a dual purpose.
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Greekman on September 08, 2019, 12:32:07 AM »
End of season is a good time to buy red peppers' seconds at a crazy price in the local farmers market, so these past weekends I am baking, skinning and freezing some, and I am also mashing and freezing somemore to can as sauce on a latter date.
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