Chuck Wagon Pinto Beans Recipe

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chuck wagon pinto beans

Pat Campbell

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@fillemup

taken from......Easy recipes for Chuck Wagon Cooking.....Dried beans were a staple on the trail. Sometimes the 'cookie' varied the standard onion-and-chile-flavored beans with a little bit of sweetening.


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Ingredients

1
pound pinto beans
8
cups water
1
ham hock or 1/2 cup salt pork, diced
1
pound tomatoes, crushed, or 2 cups canned tomatoes
1/2
cup brown sugar or honey
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pick over beans, cover with water and soak overnight. The next day, drain the beans and place in a large heavy kettle with a lid.
2
Add 8 cups fresh water, the salt pork and the tomatoes. Place the beans over a medium-high fire and bring to a steady simmer. Cook steadily 1 hour, then add brown sugar and additional hot water to maintain the water level about 2 inches above the beans. Cook another hour or two, adding hot water as neccessary. Add salt to taste.
3
Serves 6-8.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Hashtags: #beans, #hamhock