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Melba's Swap Shop: Team beans with sandwiches

Melba's Swap Shop: Feb. 6, 2013
Published: February 6, 2013
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TEAM BEANS WITH SANDWICHES

DEAR MELBA: I would like to share with you my recipe for Bootlegger Beans. I've seen other recipes for Bootlegger Beans, but this one is different. I serve them with sandwiches.

DAVE'S BOOTLEGGER BEANS

2 slices thick-sliced bacon, diced

1/3 cup onions, chopped

1/3 cup barbecue sauce

1 can (14 ounces) pork and beans, drained

• Over medium heat, in large skillet, fry bacon until about half done. Add chopped onions and cook until slightly browned.

• Pour off most of the grease and return bacon mixture to heat. Add barbecue sauce and pork and beans.

• Stir well. Cover and let simmer 30 to 40 minutes.

— DAVE FARRINGTON, Midwest City

Why are they called Bootlegger Beans? I see no mention of moonshine.

— MELBA

DEAR MELBA: I hope someone will share a pattern for a crocheted hat for newborn babies. Employees at the hospitals put one on every newborn baby to keep their heads warm, and I would love to make some to donate.

— BERNITA BRUEMMER, Oklahoma City

DEAR READERS: While going through some old files, I discovered a request for Butterscotch Pie that had never been published. If you have a good recipe you want to share, please do so.

In the meantime, I decided to look through The Oklahoman's archives. And I discovered the following from a column written by Aunt Susan in 1934. Beware, this was before prepackaged mixes. It is a "from scratch" recipe, which is actually what the request specified. Someone will surely have an easier one to make.

BUTTERSCOTCH PIE

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons butter

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