Everton F.C. ~ Dixie Beans

Introduction: William Ralph Dean (22 January 1907 – 1 March 1980), better known as Dixie Dean, was an English football player. Dixie Dean began his career with Birkenhead-based Tranmere Rovers before moving on to Everton (the club he had supported as a child), where he became the most prolific goal-scorer in English football history scoring 60 league goals in the 1927-8 season.

This bean recipe is for a swift snack on return from a cold afternoon at Goodison Pork Park

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Home kit: Medium saucepan, side plate, kitchen roll

Away kit: 4 bowls

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon in 1 inch squares
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 can baked beans
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese for topping

Method: Preheat the oven to 100oC to warm the bowls

First half

Fry the bacon in the saucepan over a medium heat until it is cooked through and crispy. Fish it out and set aside on kitchen roll to drain.  Now fry the onions in the bacon fat until they turn golden brown.

Second half – pop the bowls into the oven

Into the same pot put the beans, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Simmer over low heat until thickened.  There is no need for salt in this recipe, there is plenty in the bacon and the beans.

Full time results

Stir in the bacon and serve in the warmed bowls and sprinkle the grated cheese on top

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