Kylie Whiteside

Carrie’s Biscuits & Beans

Well the snow is still coming down and it’s definitely not the best outdoor riding weather! Even my dogs stare dubiously outside when I invite them to join me for morning chores. (They’d rather curl up on their respective chairs – old furniture in our downstairs office – and ignore the inclement weather!)

One thing about miserable spring weather however, is that it tends to give people permission to stay indoors and do a few other things… like cook something hearty for supper!

Good friends from Cessford, Alberta, Carrie & Murray Suitor, (well… Carrie to be more specific) introduced us to this delicious, quick supper recipe. It’s great served with a green salad. I’ve also included here, an easy, healthy salad dressing recipe that made the rounds in Arizona this winter… barrel racers, Kirsty White (Big Valley, AB) and Rhonda Shurian (Kelowna, BC) introduced me to the salad dressing recipe.

Biscuits & Beans – Carrie Suitor, Suitor Quarter Horses

1 lb hamburger
salt to taste
1 can pork ‘n beans
¾ cup your favourite barbecue sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 small onion – chopped
1 regular recipe baking powder biscuits (or if you’re in a hurry, one
can refrigerated biscuits)
1 cup shredded cheese

Brown beef. Add salt, beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar & onion.
Heat until bubbling. Pour into 2 qt casserole dish or 9 x 13 shallow pan.
Top with biscuits. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.

Serve Biscuits & Beans with a green salad and your favourite dressing… a quick and easy salad dressing, that keeps well, follows below. For lack of a better name, we’ll call it:

Barrel Racer’s Salad Dressing
1/3 cup quality olive oil
1/3 cup quality balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup real maple syrup
Combine in a glass jar. Shake before serving. Store in fridge.

* If you have a favourite recipe you’d like to share, please send it my way… preferably with a picture, a story as to why it’s your favourite and where you serve it most often.

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