Hot & Sour Beans (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free)

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Hot and Sour Beans. Normally, I would cook them so that there was a little liquid/sauce left. But that's what I get for making fun of mom's cooking, isn't it?

Hot & Sour Beans is my ultimate in comfort food.  When I get sick, or am cranky, grouchy, or otherwise need a solid round of comfort food, this is what I crave. Mom used to make it all the time for us, when we were growing up (the high amine version, of course). Now, I love my mom. But she was never aces in the kitchen. Simple foods were great, but anything more just wasn’t her style. So Hot and Sour Beans was a staple. Easy to make, delicious, and filling. I’ll show you the original recipe, before I move on to the low-amine hot and sour beans recipe made with homemade baked beans.

The Original (high amine) “Hot & Sour Beans” Recipe a la Momma:

2 (15 oz) cans of original baked beans

1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne

1 C white vinegar

1 lb ground beef

Several cups rice, cooked.

  • Start your rice cooking.
  • Cook ground beef in a pan till mostly done, breaking it up into small bits. Drain fat.
  • Add beans, vinegar, and cayenne to a pot. Heat on medium and reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cayenne or vinegar as needed.
  • Serve piping hot over rice.
To make it a low amine food, I swapped out baked beans in a can for homemade baked beans and exchanged vinegar with ascorbic acid. The rest is delicious history.

4 C homemade baked beans

1 C water

3 tsp ascorbic acid

1 lb ground beef

1/2 tsp – 1 Tbsp cayenne, to taste

Several cups rice, cooked

  • Start your rice cooking.
  • In a large pan, cook ground beef over medium high till mostly done, breaking it up into small bits. Drain and discard fat.
  • Add beans, ascorbic acid, water, and cayenne. Once hot, reduce to a medium-low simmer.
  • Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cayenne or ascorbic acid as needed to tweak flavor.
  • Serve piping hot over rice and enjoy my low-amine version of Mom’s awesome, easy, ghettofabulous Hot and Sour Beans!

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: water, ascorbic acid, ground beef, rice

Low Amine: homemade baked beans

Very High Amine: cayenne pepper

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