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                             SANTA MARIA BEANS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low-cal
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Pink, red or pinto beans
    1                    Bacon slice -- diced
      1/4   c            Diced cooked ham
    1                    Sm. garlic clove -- minced
      3/4   c            Tomato puree
      1/4   c            Canned red chile sauce
    1       tb           Sugar
    1       t            Dry mustard
    1       t            Salt
    1       d            MSG (optional)
 
   In Santa Maria, California, famous for its barbecue,
   cooks prepare a menu that includes these beans.
   Traditionally, small pink beans grown locally would be
   used, but small red beans or pintos can be substituted.
   
   Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain and
   cover with fresh cold water and simmer 2 hours, or
   until tender. Meanwhile, saute bacon and ham until
   lightly browned. Add garlic and saute 1 or 2 minutes,
   then add tomato puree, chile sauce, sugar, mustard,
   salt and MSG. Drain most of liquid off beans and stir
   in sauce. Keep warm over very low heat, or in low oven
   until ready to serve. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
  
 
 
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