Crystal Ball Recipe

My Slow Cooker Pintos & Smoked Sausage

By Crystal Ball venusmoon73

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
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Crystal's Story

My family says these are the best pintos they ever had even the ones that said they didn't like beans much usually go back for 2nd helpings great comforting food along with homemade southern cornbread


2 lb
dry pinto beans
2 lb
dry great northern bean
beef bouillon, cubes
1 lb
package smoked sausage sliced
1 large
onion chopped
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

rinse and look through beans put into 7 quart slow cooker with beef boullion cubes add enough water to cover beans probably about 4 quarts allowing beans to swell and not get dried out
cook on high about 4 hours turn on low cook about 4 more hours
add chopped onion and sliced sausage and salt to taste then allow beans to cook on low for at least 4 more hours on low
great served with homemade southern cornbread

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    Ed Mayfield manofpans - Apr 22, 2012
    Looks great, but is it a total of 8 hrs or 12?
  • user
    Crystal Ball venusmoon73 - Apr 22, 2012
    12 4 hours on high to start then turn down on low for 4 more hours then 4 more hours on low after putting in onion sausage and salt I find the beans are better the softer they are
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    Susan Day suseeq101 - Apr 22, 2012
    Do you soak the beans ? If so how long ?
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    Crystal Ball venusmoon73 - Apr 22, 2012
    yes you can soak the beans a lot of times I just don't have time this will probably shorten your cooktime as well I have let mine soak overnight or for about 4 hours or so until they plump up cook them on high afterwards then a few hours before they are done add your onions sausage and salt
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    Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Apr 22, 2012
    Does a 7 quart cooker hold four pounds of cooked beans?