In my book, there isn’t anything better than the smell of a fresh pot of beans. In fact, beans are definitely one of my all-time favorite foods.
Both of my grandmas are masters of refried beans. It would be highly unlikely to walk into their houses and not see beans in the freezer or a fresh pot cooking on the stove. Every time I head to my grandma’s house, I know I can always count on a warm hug and some piping fresh beans as soon as I walk through the door.
And now that I’m an adult, I love to cook beans myself, as often as possible. So it’s been pretty rough these last four weeks as I’ve been without a kitchen. We’re in the middle of a kitchen remodel here at the King home, and I haven’t been able to use the stove or the sink AT ALL. It’s truly been the longest four weeks of my life.
So when my kitchen was FINALLY complete, I knew just what I had to cook first to make this new kitchen feel (and smell) like home — a fresh pot of beans.
I recommend soaking your beans overnight as this will speed up the cooking process. If you do, you can have a fresh pot of delicious beans on your stove in less than 4 hours. Trust me friends, you’re going to want to try this recipe.