Southern Pinto Beans Recipe

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Southern Pinto Beans

Dana Moore AKA: Southern Gals Cook


My dear sweet Grandmother always brought these pinto beans to the table at meal time. Serve with Farmer's cornbreand and onions for a true southern tradition.

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10 Min


5 Hr


Stove Top


2 c
dry pinto beans
4 qt
hot water
2 Tbsp
white sugar
4-5 slice
hog jowl or 1 medium size ham hock
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Thoroughly wash beans and place in large stock pot. Add water, sugar, ham or jowl, salt and pepper. Over high heat bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Simmer on low for 4 to 6 hours or until beans are tender.
DO NOT LET THE BEANS COOK DRY. I may be necessary to add water throughout cooking. These beans can also be prepared in a slow cooker. Just add all ingredients with slow cooker on high in the morning and they are ready to eat at supper time.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern