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Thursday, October 16, 2014

How The Italians Won the Wild West

Imagine if you will, out in the old west on a wagon train. There traveling in the midst of many frontiersmen and women, an Italian. 
There traveling, was the handsome young Italian chef named Henrico Molinari (presently known as Henry Moline, couldn't resist), with dreams of cooking in his own restaurant somewhere out west.

Baked beans, Italian style

2 tbsp. olive oil      
2 c. chopped onion      
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning      
1 can (15 oz.) each of red kidney beans, black beans and pinto beans rinsed and drained      
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce  
1/3 c. honey  
1/2 c. mesquite barbecue sauce      
2 tbsp. instant coffee granules  
1/2 tbsp. hot sauce            
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 30 minutes until mixture thickens. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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