Sir Beef Green Beans from the relish bar? Recipe anyone????
There was a Sir Beef restaurant in Evansville Indiana that had a "Help Ye Self" relish bar with Kraut, Pickles, Beets, and these Green Beans that were awesome! I tried to get the recipe and the owners daughter said there was "everything but the kitchen sink" in them".
Well, they closed. I know they were canned beans with added sliced onions, celery seeds and other herbs and they had a "bubbly" feel to them like maybe from soda???
I would really like to have the recipe if there is anyone that knows it.
As an Evansville girl, I have to laugh at the fact that Sir Beef has appeared on the Chowhound boards! (And I also have to speculate that the "fizz" was fermentation. . .)
If they used canned beans, you can probably come close by transferring store bought canned green beans to a jar and adding sugar, onions, garlic, vinegar, and spices.
My husband often uses the leftover pickling liquid from store-bought pickles to cure vegetables from our garden. Sometimes we add spices, etc.
It's a fun, delicious expirament any way you make it. I'd love to know how yours turns out!
Tried that. Just did not work. I don't remember much of a vinegar taste, so they weren't "pickled" or dill. Not sure about the fermentation. When I asked the owners daughter, she said they make them every day. That wouldn't be enough time for gases to produce.
Since they made them there, I am hoping for someone that knows someone.....etc. I found out the recipe for Cracker Barrel Chicken n' dumplin's from a disgruntled employee. LOL!!! Maybe I will find a sad employee that misses the great taste of their roast beef and GREEN BEANS!!!!
My husband Jon fink had Sir Beef for over 20years, after his passing I found some of the Beefs recipes. This is what I found for the green beans you can break it down accordingly. Hope this helps.
4 cans beans
6 1/2 tbsp basil
4 tbsp oregano
31/2 tbsp celery seed
2 1/2 tbsp garlic
1 tsp salt
Hi Mrs. Fink, I remember going to Sir Beef on St Joe in the mid 70's. It was and will always be a favorite. Many friends and I do not understand why such and outstanding sandwich is no longer available. As a child when I was sick my Dad would drive across town to get me a couple Sir Beefs because that was the only thing I would eat! Preferably after chilling in the fridge. Since you posted the recipe for the green beans, any chance you ran across a recipe for the beef and the barbeque sauce? I would often drink several of the small cups of sauce it was so good. I remember they would steam the beef just prior to serving it.
Thanks so much,