Baked beans in just one step

Baked beans

When I tried baked beans for the first time I thought how absurd and disgusting was that mixture of ketchup and beans and why would somebody would want to eat pig fodder. Then I found this recipe. The difference between Heinz’s and mines are best explained trying this out:

* 1/2 kg white beans, cooked
* 3 tablespoons of dark molasses
* 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 4 tablespoons of vinegar
* 4 rashers of bacon, cut in small pieces
* A good splash of Worcestershire sauce
* One onion, finely cubed
* 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Mix everyhing in a Dutch oven and cook in the oven for 3 hours, stirring every 45 minutes. That’s it.

Rabbit and Potatoes

Rabbit and Potatoes

My grandmother used to make this every Sunday with rabbits she raised herself. I know I’ll never achieve the perfection that comes from repetition.

  • 3 Rabbit thighs or a whole rabbit cut in pieces
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • Potatoes
  • Bay leaf
  • Olive oil
  1. Put everything in the pot with a pinch of salt and cook over medium-low heat. Stir once in a while, scraping the bottom of the pot.
  2. After 10 minutes, cover with a lid and cook for another 15-20 minutes.


  • As many stews, it tastes better the day after.
  • If you have any leftovers you want to freeze, eat all the potatoes, then freeze.