No really! Awfully Good Beans…that’s really the name! This has always been the perfect side dish at our neighborhood block parties. The hint of marjoram and tang of tomatoes meld together perfectly. It’s a hearty dish that we sometimes have as a main course during one of our “not having meat tonight” meals!
Easily found at most neighborhood markets, the Great Northern Beans plump up a bit while cooking. With a little of the bean “liquor,” as they call it in the south, sopped up with Anna’s Savory Spicy Skillet Cornbread, that could be a meal right there! If you’re in a meaty mood and the grill is on, enjoy these tasty Awfully Good Beans with Jurga’s Barbecued Pork Ribs! I recently brought them to work for a annual company barbecue and they were raving about them! It was the perfect dish to make ahead. Transferred them to my slow cooker in the morning, and kept it on warm until it was BBQ time! Each time I make them, everyone walks away from the table feeling satisfied and “Awfully Good!”
Edited from the original publication of September 10, 2016.