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Baked Beans from Virgils Barbeque in New York City

I first posted this recipe a year ago and little has changed. Baked beans are something we enjoy year round, but particularly in the summer. Virgil's Barbeque is still in mid-town, still serving tons of meat and great biscuits and these beans. Visit Virgil's if you can and always have a side of beans. But,…

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One-Stop Barbeque Bean Bake from A Taste of Cowboy by Kent Rollins

This is a very clever idea from A Taste of Cowboy Kent Rollins. So clever, in fact, that I’m still wondering why I never thought of this. Most of us love baked beans as a substantial side dish for a comfort-food dinner. Here Kent takes us to the now-obvious next step: add some meat to…

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Baked Beans with an Apple Rum Crust

Cold Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase has just been reissued by Workman Press. Sarah has been author, chef, and caterer. Her catering skills are on display here in this beautiful rendition of baked beans. The circles of that apple rum crust on top are immediately inviting. The beans themselves are Sarah’s riff on this…

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Virgil’s Hickory Pit Baked Beans

July is National Baked Beans Month. And you thought Congress never did anything. Virgil’s is the landmark barbecue joint in Times Square in New York City. First authentic Southern barbecue in the city. Founded in 1994, the firm has just published its first cookbook. And the first recipe I went to is this one for…

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