Slow-Roasted Cauliflower

This post is dedicated in loving memory to Richard. Even though I’ve only known him for three years and I’ve had the pleasure to meet him ‘in real life’ only once for a wonderful weekend at his home, he was very … Continue reading Slow-Roasted Cauliflower

Mexican-Style Pork and Bean Stew

I hardly ever use beans and I thought it would be nice to make something with beans for a change. Beans make me think of Mexican food, so I decided upon a Mexican-Style Pork and Bean Stew. I am not a connoisseur of Mexican food, so I do not claim that this is a traditional recipe. Perhaps someone can tell me whether this is even remotely Mexican 😉 For color and variety I thought it would be nice to use five different kinds of beans. Since I didn’t know the cooking times of them, I decided to cook each type separately. This was a bit of extra work, especially since I do not have the space or pots to cook five types at the same time so I had to do this in two batches.  It turned out that most of the beans had the same cooking time of one hour. Next time  I will probably opt for cooking them all at the same time, even though that may make the flavors less clearly defined. I did not cook the beans and the pork at the same time, because the beans need to boil whereas the pork needs to simmer since otherwise it would dry out. I was pretty happy with the result. Next time I make this, I will use fattier pork with bones such as pork ribs for additional flavor and better tasting meat. Continue reading “Mexican-Style Pork and Bean Stew”