Warning: this is NOT health food. But it was soooo good!
I grew up in a steak and potatoes kind of house, rarely were beans in the equation. I’m not sure why, they’re cheap, can feed the masses and they’re healthy, but we didn’t have them. Maybe too many bean jokes would have bounced around the dinner table?
This recipe isn’t looking like such a secret, but it was so good that it shouldn’t be! I did a quick search to see where the Pedernales River was and discovered, President Lyndon B. Johnson loved this recipe so much that Lady Bird had it printed on cards and distributed…now that I know of it, I see it all over the web with only one small change, Great-Grandma Mary’s seems to be a smaller ½ batch.
Great-Grandma Mary’s version also says, “Serve over beans.” I say, “Why make a separate dish? Double the spices. Throw those beans in the pot and let’s go!”