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Monday, April 23, 2012

Tractor Rim Cooking... Ribs-n-Beans

I had the chance to take a few days off for camping last week. It was nice to get away and relax...
I took the tractor rim for cooking. (really happy there is no burn ban right now :)) 



The weed burner does a great job of firing up the wood....



I soaked anasazi beans overnight, drained and added minced onion, garlic, bay leaves, cayenne peppers, basil, thyme and a smoked ham hock to the pot.  Also chicken stock. 




I let the pot of beans simmer while I cooked breakfast...





I added more chicken stock and fire wood when needed....



I slathered a slab of spare ribs with bacon drippings then sprinkled with dry rub. Set them on the low heat side of the fire...


I let the ribs slow roast for about 2 hours until they showed a nice color...








I'm not fond of "fall off the bone" ribs and don't usually foil them at home but I wanted to speed up the cooking process a bit.  



I foiled the ribs meat side down and added a beef stock/beer/minced onion mix to the packet...




Then placed them back onto the tractor rim on the low heat side of the fire again...



I was able to do some fishing while supper cooked. :)



After an hour and a half the ribs showed some pull back on the bones....



I placed them back onto the heat to brown and roast a bit more....




Then I mixed up a batch of jalapeno corn cakes...



Fried the corn cakes...







When the beans were nice and tender, I seasoned with salt and pepper....




My pork and bean supper. :)




I don't usually sauce my ribs, I like the sauce on the side. The ribs were tender and had a nice smokey flavor and the beans-n-corn cakes weren't bad either!



I enjoyed sitting by the lake, caught a few fish too! :)


24 comments:

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Hey, it looks pretty good there Jeanie. It's been awhile since I cooked anasazi beans myself. I'm really going to have to get right on that sometime soon. Thanks for introducing them to me. The ribs and everything else is giving me a bit of a late night craving for a snack of some sort. I've been doing a little campfire cooking myself awhile ago, but the weathers been kinda crappy here lately. I like your campfire cooking Jeanie. You're one talented cowgirl.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mark! If you need any more of those beans let me know. I wasn't sure if you can get them up there. Hope you took pics of your campfire cooking, bet it was tasty!! :)
Thanks again Mark... hope you had a nice weekend.

LindaG said...

Your skill and knowledge amaze me every time I see one of your posts.
Thank you. :o)

Sooner1 said...

Cowgirl if you don't mind me asking where is that body of water at... I don't think I'm to far from you traveling up and down 54... Would like to hang out there... Sooner1

bbally said...

Very Nice Lady!

You sure know how to layout a lake side dinner!!!

Big Dude said...

I love it when you start cooking over the open fire - the meal looks awesome.

lisa said...

Looks Good!!!!!!
Mapppy Thanks!!

cowgirl said...

Linda you're so kind!! Thank you! :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Sooner! This one was at Ft Supply. The lake is small and gets pretty crowded during the summer but I like to hit it in the spring and fall.

cowgirl said...

Bob thank you! Nice to see ya. I've been trying to think of a place for you to take pics on your bike trip but nothing comes to mind yet.
I'll talk to you soon.

cowgirl said...

Larry thank you! :) I enjoy open fire cooking the most I think.
Hope you are having a great week!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Lisa!! :)
Hope you're having a great week too!

Mrs. JP said...

I laughed,,,yep, that's cowgirl,,,hauling a tractor rim to cook on. But it's genius! Also, pork and beans has never looked so delish.

panthers76 said...

Jeanie, it all looks good, but I'd be happy with the corn cakes and beans. I love good beans for sure...

Thanks,

Bill

Peggy said...

Was worried that you might have had tornado troubles. Glad to see your "delicious" lake side post.

Rabid Outdoorsman said...

I soooooo want to be able to cook like you when I grow-up!

AND just where are the fish pics? :)

Buddy said...

looks as tho you love your lake spot as much as i love mine... looks great get back there as much as you can. Bud.

cowgirl said...

lol Mrs JP! Thanks... I really like that thing. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Bill! :)
I love beans and corncakes too. :)

cowgirl said...

Peggy thank you for your concern! I have been away from home a lot lately and haven't had the chance to get online much. Thanks for stopping by!

cowgirl said...

lol RO! Thanks...
I DO have some fish pics I hope to post someday. :)
Hope all is well with you!

cowgirl said...

Hey Buddy! Have you been fishing or boating yet? Good to see ya. :)

Chris said...

"Mine" ha ha, too funny.

Great cook, not just the food but the environment. Best kitchen ever.

cowgirl said...

:) Chris thanks!