Quick cook pinto beans rehydrate and cook quickly in the solar oven
Taco soup tastes like tacos in a bowl.
Lima Beans are easy to cook in a solar oven. Hot and delicious!
I grew up thinking these were really baked beans. My mother would throw this recipe together and bake it in the oven with a ham. I, being the modern woman that I am, adapted this recipe to the crock-pot and then to the microwave. And it served me quite well for 30+ years. And now … Read more
Tex-Mex flavors of chili’s, peppers, and onions are very popular in the Southwestern United States. I make this easy version of fajitas, using a mix of spices, but you can also use a prepackaged fajita seasoning mix. Rancho Fajita Beef 1 – 2 lbs beef sirloin roast, cubed 1 – 2 Tbsp Rancho Fajita Seasoning … Read more
Almost everything I read online tells me that the Global Sun Oven (GSO) is a better oven than the SOS SPORT. There are several reasons for this, but it is mainly because it is supposed to get hotter than the SPORT. So I decided to put them to the test – side by side … Read more
The main drawback to the GSO, in my opinion, is that the interior is small and will only hold one pan. However, I have heard that many cooks get around this problem by stack cooking. Of course, that assumes that you have pots that will stack. I have two 3-quart granite ware pots that … Read more
I remember, as a child, my mother cooked a lot of pinto beans to keep us all fed. She would fry up a big skillet of potatoes, bake some cornbread, and sometimes — just sometimes — she would add a ham bone to the beans. That ham bone would cook until the ham — what … Read more
Tonight’s dinner was pot roast, cooked with potatoes and onions and pinto beans. I soaked the beans overnight and put them on to cook at 11:00 am. The oven was already hot, because I had just taken out the peanut butter cookies. The roast and potatoes went in at 1:00 pm. At 4:00 pm, we … Read more
Today was a perfect day for cooking. I filled one pot with dried pinto beans and water. I filled the other pot with my favorite stroganoff recipe. I started the oven at 10:00 a.m. Dinner was ready at 4:00 p.m. Might have been ready sooner, but I didn’t check. The beans needed a little help … Read more