I don't know how I'm going to get the recipes out there now, except for posting them on my blog. Pity - was hoping to condense them in one place (like an e-book), with links to the recipe from the title.
Whatever - enjoy this one.
Solar Baked Beans
1 cups uncooked haricot or sugar beans - soaked overnight
1 litre water boiling water (½ quart)
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
½ tablespoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses or treacle
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup water
pork of some kind - optional (this can be leftovers, bacon, ribs or pork chops)
Pre-heat the solar oven to 150oC (300oF)
Drain and discard the water that the beans have been soaked in, and place the beans in a large dark pot. Add the boiling water. Add no seasonings at this point. Cover and place in the solar oven preheated to 130 - 150oC (250 - 300oF) and cook for 1½ - 2 hours.
|Beans in water - boiling away in the solar oven|
Drain the beans and place them back in the cast iron or dark pot and mix the sauce in gently to combine. Check for seasoning. Cover and cook for a further 1½ - 2 hours or until tender (check quickly every ½ hour).
Serve warm, or cold, with a fresh green salad harvested from the garden and a loaf of crusty homemade bread.
If you want to double the recipe, allow for an extra ½ hour of initial cooking and ½ - 1 hour baking in the solar oven.
This is very delicious and very more-ish. Baked beans done any other way will never be good enough again.