Embark on a culinary journey through the cosmos with our esteemed recipe for Cosmic Beans, affectionately known as “Chemo Casserole” among those who seek comfort and nourishment. This celestial dish, brimming with protein-rich ingredients, transcends mere sustenance to become a beacon of flavor in the darkest of times. Join us as we unveil the secrets behind this timeless recipe and guide you through the process of crafting and preserving your own batch of Cosmic Beans.
In the annals of family recipes, Cosmic Beans shines brightly as a symbol of resilience and tradition. Originally conceived to offer solace and sustenance to individuals undergoing treatment, its origins are steeped in a rich tapestry of care and compassion. As it traversed through generations, the recipe evolved, embracing new flavors and techniques while staying true to its core mission of providing comfort and nourishment. Renamed Cosmic Beans to reflect its ethereal taste and universal appeal, this dish has become a staple on dining tables across galaxies.
Ground beef, browned
Medium onion, diced
Butter beans, drained
Kidney beans, drained
Pork n beans (avoid Van Camps)
Dry mustard or regular mustard
How To Make Cosmic Beans:
Begin your odyssey by crisping the diced bacon in a vast, celestial pot until it attains a golden hue. Once achieved, set the bacon aside, ready to be reunited with its cosmic companions.
In the same cosmic vessel, coax the ground beef into a state of savory perfection, browning it until it radiates warmth and flavor. Once accomplished, remove the beef from the pot and reserve it for the cosmic convergence to come.
Let the finely diced onions dance in the celestial pot until they shimmer with translucence and fragrance, infusing the atmosphere with their aromatic charm.
Assemble the cosmic ensemble by adding the cooked bacon, ground beef, onions, butter beans, kidney beans, pork n beans, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar to the pot, blending them into a harmonious symphony of flavors.
Ignite the cosmic flames beneath the pot, allowing the ingredients to intertwine and meld into a celestial crescendo of taste and texture.
Canning Cosmic Beans: Preserving Galactic Goodness
Ready your canning apparatus: Sterilize 12 pint-sized vessels, along with their lids and rings, in preparation for the cosmic infusion to come.
Fill each vessel with the celestial concoction, leaving a celestial inch of headspace to accommodate the cosmic dance within.
Cleanse the rims of the vessels with the purifying touch of white vinegar, ensuring a pristine seal for the cosmic journey ahead.
Affix the lids onto the vessels, twisting the rings until they embrace the cosmic essence within with just the right amount of pressure.
Transport the vessels to a vessel of heat, allowing them to bask in the warmth of the cosmic cauldron.
Follow the instructions of your pressure canner, venting it for 10 minutes until a steady stream of steam signals the commencement of the cosmic infusion.
Apply the appropriate weight for your altitude, guiding the vessels through the cosmic pressures that will shape their destiny.
Process the vessels for 75 minutes for pints or 90 minutes for quarts, maintaining a steady rhythm of pressure throughout the cosmic voyage.
As the cosmic journey draws to a close, allow the canner to naturally release its hold on the vessels, granting them passage into the realm of preservation.
Gently remove the vessels from their cosmic cocoon and place them upon a celestial altar, where they shall cool and solidify their bond with the universe.
Listen for the celestial symphony of “pops,” a melodic affirmation of proper sealing and cosmic harmony.
Allow the vessels to cool completely before granting them sanctuary in the cool, dark recesses of your pantry, where they shall await their cosmic destiny.