I usually use an old ham bone and some ham, the best is cheap. Smoked hamhocks cooked with the beans are the BEST! Great, now I want some!
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RJ - I'd never cooked with pork neck bone before, so I wanted to try your recipe. I added salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper. With cornbread on the side, this recipe is a keeper! Thanks:)
I love a batch of pinto beans slow cooked by package directions with ham, salt, pepper and seasoned salt to taste in the last hour of cooking. They are easy, perfect southern style pintos.
2 cups pinto beans
1 Onion chopped
2 fresh peppers
of your choice
2 or 3 Chunks of Smoked Pork Neck bones
1 teas. black pepper
3 teas sea salt
3 minced garlic cloves
1 pinch of raw sugar (the healther sugar)
Put all ingedients in the crockpot, fill with water, turn on high and bring to a boil, reduce heat to Low.
Cook beans til tender and liquid is nice and thick.
This Method can be done overnight (set it and forget it!!)
eat with corn bread, pour over rice.
If there is leftovers refrigerate for the next day stretch ur dollar..Brown 1lb. of Ground Beef and add to it w/1 can of tomatoe sauce, or 1 can of crushed tomatoes...That's good chili fixin's
This is the easiest and best pinto beans ever.
After rinsing the dry beans, put into crockpot. Cover with water that it about twice the level of the beans. No need to measure!
Add one chunk of salt pork and cook on high if eating same day or low if not.
My crock pot is very effecient and will cook the beans very quickly on high.
I also used this same method for black eyed peas. So YUMMY!
Why is it that no one ever say how many cups of uncooked beans per quart. I have 3 different sizes of crockpots. This has been very frustrating! Can you help me?
Editor's Note: Beans usually come in 1 pound packages. Each pound of dry beans is a little under 2.5 cups. 1 cup of dry navy beans = 2 1/2 - 3 cups cooked beans so pinto beans would be pretty similar.
There are 4 cups to a quart so if you were cooking 2 quarts of chili, you would want to use about 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups dry beans.
4 cups pinto beans, picked through for rocks
1 chopped onion
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Throughly rinse off the beans in a colander. Combine all ingredients in a 3 quart crockpot.
Add water up to 1 inch of the rim.
Cook on high for 4 1/2 hours.
You do not need to soak the beans. Once they are done, you can use them in chili or put them through the food processor for burritos.
soak one pound pinto beans over night. I Put one pound pinto beans into crock pot then i filled with water untill about one and a half inches above beans then added half of a green pepper, one bay leaf .Zattarans red beans and rice seasoning mix the one without rice in it ,then i added poultry seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder ,salt, pepper stirred and covered let thicken then serve over brown rice very healty.
Brown hamburger and onion; drain grease. Put in crockpot and add remaining ingredients.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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