Dorothy's Pinto Beans

Dorothy Rose

By
@dorrose

My children, and grandchildren love these beans with rice and buttermilk cornbread.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

12 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
bag pinto beans
2
hamhocks, cut in half by butcher
1-2 tsp
chili powder, to taste
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
sugar
1
bay leaf, dried
1/2 small
onion, sliced
1-2 Tbsp
bacon drippings
1-2 pinch
red pepper flakes if like a kick

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pick and rinse the beans, soak in 6 cups warm water over night in a pot or large bowl. The next morning rinse the beans and add to large pot with water covering beans usually 3 cups water per one cup beans would be sufficient. Rinse the ham hocks, bring to a boil then lower to medium and cook until tender about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If beans aren't thicken by then remove lid add bacon drippings, salt, sugar, chili powder, onion, red pepper flakes, and cook on medium high until thickened. Add more seasoning as needed. Serve with cornbread,rice and fried chicken. Also can add sliced sauted smoked garlic sausage or browned ground meat and tomato sauce to make chili beans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables