Serve hot with and hearty piece of whole grain or pumpernickel bread. Just like the cowboys used to eat!
For 6 Person(s)
Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Drain and rinse beans. In a large saucepan, combine beans, water, onion, parsley and bacon slices. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until beans are firm but tender.
Drain. Discard parsley and remove bacon slices. Dice bacon and brown in a small skillet over medium heat.
In a saucepan, add tomato sauce, salt and pepper to beans, return to low heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Add bacon and simmer 5 minutes longer. Serve hot.
Yield: 6 servings (6 cups/1.5 L)
Serving Size: 1 cup (250 ml)