But it isn't all homemade in this house. Sometimes we just want some warm weather comfort food. As it usually happens, I had some leftover turkey kielbasa and sauerkraut, but was craving baked beans. Too busy (lazy) to run to the corner store, I faked my way through a recipe with what I had in the house, which is usually little more than condiments.
The self-professed queen of "throwing a little something together", these Faked Beans hit the spot.
1 can of pink kidney beans, drained but not rinsed
1 tsp granulated garlic
chili powder, to taste
3 shakes of Frank's Red Hot sauce (or to taste)
1/2 cup ketchup
* all measurements are estimates
Combine all the ingredients and simmer in a small sauce pan on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced to a thick, syrupy consistency. Serve with your favorite grilled meats and veggies.
This is so fast and easy that the ingredients can be adjusted to reflect your personal preference. Personally, I like it with more hot sauce and chili powder for extra heat. Enjoy!