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Brer Rabbit Baked Beans

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jan 
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:12 PM
Subject: Baked Beans using molasses and chili sauce

I have lost my recipe using Brer Rabbit molasses for baked beans. The recipe 
was on the back of a brer Rabbit bottle that I had in 1982. The ingredients 
were beans, bacon, brown sugar, chili sauce and molasses but I do not know 
quantities, etc. I remember baking the beans in the over for a long time. 
Can you find this recipe for me. I would certainly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Hi Jan,

I cannot locate any baked beans recipe that calls for Brer Rabbit molasses by name and also has chili sauce.

There are several recipes with the ingredients that you list but that just say "molasses" without naming any brand. Below are two of those.


Baked  Beans

3 lb. can of great northern beans
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. ginger
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. dark molasses 
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 med. onion, diced
4 or 5 slices bacon, diced
1/2 c. Heinz chili sauce 

Combine ingredients with beans and bake in slow oven (100 degrees) or crock pot 
for 6 to 8 hours. 
Baked  Beans

2 (16 oz.) cans baked beans
3 tbsp. onion, grated
3 tbsp. celery, chopped
3 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. dark molasses
3 tbsp. vinegar
3 tbsp. catsup or chili sauce
2 tsp. mustard
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 strips bacon

Mix all ingredients together except bacon.  Place into 2-quart casserole; cover 
with bacon strips and bake 2 hours on 325 degrees. 
The flavor is improved if the beans are mixed several hours before baking. 
Makes 8 servings. 


Stan sent photos of an actual Brer Rabbit Molasses jar with the recipe. I've transcribed the recipe from the jar below.


Subject: Brer Rabbit Molasses Baked Beans
From: Stan
Date: 5/21/2020, 7:34 PM

Look what I found??

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Brer Rabbit New Orleans Style Baked Beans (from the jar label)

1 lb  dried navy or small white beans
1 tsp salt
1 medium onion, quartered
1/4 cup  Del Monte Chili Sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup Brer Rabbit Dark Molasses
2 tsp  dry mustard
1 tsp  lemon juice
1/8 tsp pepper
6 slices bacon

Wash and sort beans; place in large pan; add 4 cups water. Cover and bring 
to boil; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand. Add 2 cups water
and salt; cover, simmer 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid. Place onion in 2 1/2
quart casserole; cover with beans. Blend chili sauce, sugar, molasses, dry
mustard, lemon juice and pepper with 2 cups reserved liquid adding water 
if necessary. Dice 3 slices bacon; cook until crisp. Add cooked bacon to sauce
and pour over beans. Tope with remaining 3 slices of bacon. Cover and bake at
300 degrees F., 2 1/2 hours. Uncover; bake 30 minutes more.

6 to 8 servings.

Pineapple Cheese Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ellen 
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 6:48 PM
Subject: Pineapple cheese pie recipe request

Dear Phaedrus

I had a very old recipe given to me by my Aunt for a Pineapple Cheese Pie not cake. 
It had a homemade crust with a cream cheese filling, and what was most unusual was 
that you used the pineapple juice from the canned pineapple mixed with cooked vanilla 
pudding for the topping,  I can't find the recipe and would love to make this delicious 
pie again.  Thank you for your help.


Hello Elaine,

Sorry, I can't find a recipe that fits your description.


Dodge City Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Terri 
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 11:46 AM
Subject: Dodge City Cake

My son-in-law said that this grandmother used to make a "Dodge City Cake" 
and it was delicious.  He doesn't remember much at all about it other than 
the name and how good it was.  I have searched the usual internet places 
and cannot find it. Is there any chance that you may be able to help. 
He remembers it from 35-45 years ago.
Thank you,

Hi Terri,

Wish I could help, but I cannot find any mention at all of a "Dodge City Cake", either on Internet or in any of our other references. I have several "cowboy" cookbooks, and it's not in any of them.


Red Pig Sour Slaw

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Dan 
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:08 AM
Subject: Red Pig Sour Slaw recipe

Dear Uncle Phaedrus, 

I would appreciate your trying to find the recipe for the Sour Slaw from 
Red Pig Barbecue in Johnson City, TN. The restaurant specializes in NC-style 
barbecue ( not sweet, but vinegar-based sauce). The slaw looks to contain 
only cabbage and tomatoes, and is sour and salty, with no taste of sugar at 
all, and it complements the BBQ perfectly.

The restaurant has been operating for many years, but I've never managed to 
get the recipe from one of the employees.



Hello Dan,

Sorry, I had no success at all with Red Pig's slaw recipe. I'll post this on my site in case a reader can help.


Bill Knapp's French Dressing

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Judy 
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 4:52 PM
Subject: Bill Knapp's French Dressing

It had a distinctive there was a little vingeratte "kicker" to it.. 

Do you by any chance have a recipe on how to make that dressing? 

Boy do I miss the Bill Knapp's restaurants. 

Thanks so much for your time. 


Hello Judy,

Sorry, I had no success with this. There are requests for this on Internet message boards that are up to 6 years old with no success.


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