Just in time for your grilling pleasure . . .
IMHO there is nothing better to serve alongside some nice grilled protein than baked beans. A few weeks ago I made a Santa Maria Tri Tip and served these beans alongside. The recipe is from Elise at Simply Recipes. She promised it would be quick, easy, and taste great.
As always, she was spot on with her suggestions!
I decided to forgo the initial step. Because you are basically roasting the peppers and I already had the grill on O grilled them until the skins were blackened and crackly. Once grilled, I put them in a metal bowl and covered it with saran wrap to steam the skins off. At that point it was easy to peel off the skins, take the core and seeds out, and continue on with the recipe as printed.
Pinto beans with Bacon and Jalapenos
1 Tbsp olive oil, grapeseed oil, or canola oil
2 to 3 whole jalapeño chile peppers
2 to 3 thick-cut slices of bacon
2 cups of chopped onion
2 medium clove of garlic, minced
4 cups of cooked pinto beans (2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup, loosely packed, chopped fresh cilantro
Heat oil in a medium skillet on high heat. Put the jalapeños in the pan and stir to coat with the oil. Let cook, turning occasionally, on all sides, until all sides are nicely browned (about 10-15 minutes, depending on how hot your burner is). Remove from pan. Cut away and discard the stem, core, seeds, and veins. Coarsely chop the remaining jalapeño flesh.
While the jalapeños are cooking, cook the bacon slices on medium low heat in a large skillet, until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off (do not discard down the drain!) all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
Add the chopped onion to the pan with the bacon fat. Increase the heat to medium high and cook until translucent and lightly browned. Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more. While the onion is cooking, chop the cooked bacon.
Add the cooked beans, chopped bacon, and the chopped jalapeños to the pan and stir to mix. Sprinkle with salt.
Serve with chopped fresh cilantro, and steak and salsa.