We are big fans of the Food Network and one of our favorite tv chefs is Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. If you watch the show, then you know that one of Ree’s favorite ingredients is Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.
We have seen it at the grocery store many times, but never felt compelled to grab a bottle and put it into our cart. However, one fine day last week, we decided to make breaded pork chops and saw Ree’s version used seasoned salt. We didn’t want to run to the grocery store, so decided to look up a copycat and version. It was so good, we have already added it to all of our favorite savory dishes and it adds a great punch.
The effect is subtle, but definitely there! It has that savory taste, that “umami.” Wikipedia says that umami means “brothy or meaty.” Basically, it’s our new favorite thing in the kitchen!
BBQ baked beans have always been a staple of our family’s summer cookouts, but we have always purchased cans and heated them up. We especially enjoy Bush’s Beans, largely due to that adorable dog – Duke! He’s snarky AND cute – #goals.
Recently, we decided to try making our own baked beans and the result did not disappoint. But don’t worry Duke, we’ll still buy yours too.
Making your own beans from scratch requires a little bit of forethought because the dry beans need to soak overnight and plump up.
Along with some molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and honey…
And you’ve got baked bean brilliance. Smoky, spicy and sweet. What else could you want? Everyone gobbled these BBQ baked beans at our latest summer feast. Try the recipe and let us know what you think!