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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pinto Beans

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Pinto Bean Recipe

  • 4 cups - Dried Pinto Beans
  • 2lbs - Ham (ham steaks or ham hock)
  • 4 qts - Water
  • 2 - Yellow onions Diced
  • 2 - Bay Leaves
  • 2 TBS - Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBS - Black Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste when serving
Directions
  • Add dried beans and water, bring to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let sit for one hour
  • Do not drain the beans and return to a simmer
  • Add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer approximately one hour or until beans are tender
  • Remove lid and continue simmer for 20 minutes to allow the soup to thicken.
  • Serve with cornbread and garnish with fresh onion or sliced jalapeno
NOTE:  Do not add salt until the end.  It will toughen your beans and may also make the beans too salty with the ham.

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