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                                COWBOY BEANS
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   lb           Dried Pinto Beans
      1/2   c            Chopped Smoked Ham
    1       c            Chopped Onion
    8       oz           Can Passata (sieved tinned
    4       oz           Can diced Green Chillies
      1/4   c            Packed Brown Sugar
    1       t            Chilli Powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Dry mustard
   Rinse beans. In a large saucepan combine beans and 4
   cups water. Bring to the boil; reduce heat, simmer for
   2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1
   hour. (or, skip boiling the water and soak beans
   drain and rinse beans. In the same pan combine beans
   and 4 cups fresh water. Bring to the boil; reduce
   heat. cover and simmer for about 75 minutes or until
   beans are tender, stirring occasionally. drain beans,
   reserving liquid. In a 2-pint casserole, combine
   beans, ham and onion. stir together half a cup of the
   bean liquid, passata, chilli peppers, brown sugar,
   chilli powder, salt and mustard. Stir into bean
   mixture, bake, covered, in a 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 oven
   for about an hour. Uncover and bake for about 45
   minutes or more to desired consistency.
   Source: Sunday Mirror Magazine
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