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!”