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My sister gave me two cans of beans and it suddenly gave me an idea: Pork and Beans!

I know, it's common enough, but I didn't want the result that you get when you open a can of pork and beans (though my family loves it! lol) ...I wanted one wherein you can really taste the pork (and the fat that almost melts in your mouth) and slurp the soup together with the slightly salty beans.

I bought the pork (lower part of the shoulder/arm, hock, and trotters) and had it chopped at the market. Boiled it in water together with ginger, garlic, salt, smoked paprika, pepper and mixed herbs (thyme, rosemary, marjoram, basil, oregano, sage) from Masterfoods. Had it merrily simmering for almost two hours (yeah...). By that time the pork (with the skin still on) was really tender, and the water half it's original content. So I opened the can of beans (drained the brine) and mixed it together with the pork. This was the time when I did some more adjustments to the taste: a bit of soy sauce, fish sauce, pepper (again) and around a teaspoon of muscovado sugar was added.


Honestly, at this stage anything goes when it comes to how you want your pork and beans to taste...so you may add in more spices, or not. Your call. I like mine savoury. And artery-clogging. LOL :D


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22 shared thoughts:

☺lani☺ at: Fri Jun 24, 12:19:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Oh wow, that's a special Pork and Beans :) Happy Friday!

Luna Miranda at: Fri Jun 24, 12:29:00 AM GMT+8 said...

oh, this sounds delicious! i was expecting the usual pork & beans with tomato sauce.:p this is great ulam on a rainy day.:p

mine is artery-clogging, too.

maiylah at: Fri Jun 24, 02:51:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Luna
...yup...more pork, less beans! lol. so opposite from the ones we get when we open the 'usual' pork and beans. ;p

thanks, LM
...i so agree! wonderful on a rainy day (like the past few days)...soul food for me since my family used to cook pork and beans this way, too.

thanks for playing again, ladies
have a safe and happy wet weekend! ♥

Mirage at: Fri Jun 24, 05:14:00 AM GMT+8 said...

we love the canned version too! :D we don't like pork much so I stick with chicken and beans lol...parang pata tim yung pork luto!

maiylah at: Fri Jun 24, 06:01:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, G
...am not really a pork fan, too..but all the other family members are. lol. hey, i have been wanting to try that pata tim dish...will check that out!

thanks for playing again, G
have a safe and happy weekend! ♥

imriz at: Fri Jun 24, 10:28:00 AM GMT+8 said...

great recipe than the traditional pork and beans we have.

maiylah at: Fri Jun 24, 12:12:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, imriz
...yeah. takes longer to cook, though. lol

thanks for playing again!
stay safe and dry this weeked! ♥

Halie at: Fri Jun 24, 12:38:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Simple yes, but looks appetizing, DEFINITELY!

maiylah at: Fri Jun 24, 02:20:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Halie
...yup. ate lots of rice with that. lol. had difficulty stopping! :D

enjoy the rainy (and windy) weekend!
stay safe and dry ♥

beatingheartbaby at: Fri Jun 24, 02:24:00 PM GMT+8 said...

uu nga, sarap matulog pa.. hehehe kaso kelangang pumasok,,,

maiylah at: Fri Jun 24, 05:21:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, beatingheartbaby
...wala daw pasok ung sa government offices...or if not, baka maaga kayo papauwiin! stay safe and dry! ♥

Arlene at: Fri Jun 24, 09:19:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Mhailah's pork and beans! nice ka rin mag modify ng recipe, sis. :)

oggi at: Fri Jun 24, 09:49:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I love your version of more pork and less beans. It is deliciously sinful!

Jenn at: Fri Jun 24, 10:32:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Wow... ang sarap nito! I so love pata! :) Makabili nga rin ng pata bukas.

Lynn at: Fri Jun 24, 11:29:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I'm not into pork and beans but what you prepared is perfect for this rainy season.

Jay-agent112778 at: Sat Jun 25, 02:45:00 AM GMT+8 said...

ang sarap nyan, lalo na pag maanghang...good for this rainy days

Angi at: Sat Jun 25, 03:30:00 AM GMT+8 said...

my human loves this soup specially on a cold days. :)

maiylah at: Sat Jun 25, 06:08:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, 'Lene
...actually, my family used to cook pork and beans more or less this way (minus lang the other herbs that i used); we added tomato paste/sauce, too. lol. parang pork and beans in a can pero homestyle. and with lots of meat! lol :)

thanks, Ms. Oggi
...i agree...deliciously SINful! lol

thanks, Jenn
...at home we used to buy pata most of the time, so i've grown to love it, too. :)

thanks, Lynn
...yup, perfect sa tag-ulan at baha! ;)

thanks, Angi
...indeed; quote a comfort food for me, too! do say hi to your human for me! :)

many many thanks to all!
stay safe and dry this weekend! ♥

maiylah at: Sat Jun 25, 06:10:00 AM GMT+8 said...

oppps, a typo there:
to Angi...
*quote = quite

too much in a hurry to type and publish comment. ;p

annalyn at: Sun Jun 26, 03:49:00 AM GMT+8 said...

OMG! naglalaway ako.. I have the pork exactly like that, bought it for sinigang and we have beans in can sa cupboard....parang gusto kong iluto ito.

Vhen at: Sun Jun 26, 01:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

wow, i don't eat pork and beans , but just looking the photos, mapapakain ata ako...

my first here to join ;)

maiylah at: Sun Jun 26, 03:40:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, annalyn
...hehehe, sige...luto na! :)

thanks, Vhen
...welcome to Food Friday!
...dropped by your post and proceeded to make a comment, but couldn't leave one since the box where i'm supposed to write down the captcha word isn't visible...will visit later and check. thanks for linking to FF! :)

have a great weekend, ladies! ♥

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