Spice up your bean routine this summer.

Jul, 18, 2017

Makes 10 servings.

THE PORK

1 tablespoon garlic salt, such as G. Garvin's brand

1 tablespoon Cajun spice, such as G. Garvin's brand

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), trimmed

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

Heat grill to medium-high. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine garlic salt, Cajun spice, brown sugar and pepper. Season pork all over with the mixture. Then, using your hand, pat pork with oil. Place pork on the grill and cook, rotating every couple of minutes, for about 12 minutes or until a quick-read thermometer registers at 125°F. Brush pork with barbecue sauce and rotate so the sauce sticks. Cook 7 more minutes or until thermometer reads 145°F. Let pork cool before slicing.

COCA-COLA BBQ SAUCE

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper (remove seeds if you want it less spicy)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced shallot

1 ½ cups ketchup

½ cup orange juice

¼ cup molasses

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons cognac

2 tablespoons Coca-Cola

2 teaspoons liquid smoke

1 teaspoon garlic salt

In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add jalapeño, garlic and shallots. Sauté until softened but not brown, about 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and bring to a low simmer. Cook until sauce is combined, at least 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside.

THE BEANS

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 medium red onion, diced (about 1 cup)

4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)

¼ pound ground dark turkey meat

2 15-ounce cans navy or Great Northern beans

¼ cup molasses

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a large sauté pan, add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in turkey, season with salt, and sauté until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add beans and remaining ingredients. Mix well. Bring to a low simmer and cook until incorporated, at least 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Place beans on a serving platter. Slice pork and layer over beans. Drizzle a bit of the barbecue sauce over pork and serve with the remaining sauce on the side.