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                             Santa Maria Beans
 
 Recipe By     : Rose Dosti in _Dear SOS:Thirty Years of Recipe Requests_
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans and Legumes                California
                 Side Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         small pink beans (pinkitas or pintos)
    1      slice         bacon -- diced
      1/4  cup           ham -- diced
    1      small clove   garlic -- minced
      3/4  cup           tomato puree
      1/4  cup           canned red chile sauce
    1      tablespoon    sugar
    1      teaspoon      dry mustard
    1      teaspoon      salt
 
 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 to 2 minutes, then add tomato 
 puree, chile sauce, sugar, mustard and salt.
 
 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.
 
 Cook’s Notes:  Rose Dosti, a long-time food writer for the Los Angeles Times, 
 includes this recipe in the cookbook, __Dear SOS: Thirty Years of Recipe 
 Requests to the Los Angeles Times__, Los Angeles Times, 1994, ($18.95).  Ms. 
 Dosti writes: “Rodeo week in Santa Maria, California, prompted requests for 
 ranchero-style beans..”
 
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