Pinto Bean Stew

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

Before preparing dried beans, sort through for tiny pebbles or shriveled beans.
Dried beans need to be soaked befor they are cooked.
The best way to soak dried beans is to cover them in cold water and bring to a gentle boil, turn off heat and allow beans to soak in water for 1 or 2 hours. *DO NOT add salt to the soaking water.
Drain water and rinse with fresh water.
To cook beans, cover soaked beans with fresh water and simmer for 1 to 2 hours. Do not let the beans dry out, beans should always be covered with water.


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Serves:

6 Servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
chopped onion
1
green (or red) bell pepper, chopped
2
carrots, chopped
1 medium
potato, cubed
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 can(s)
(6 oz) tomato paste
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz) chicken broth
2 c
cooked pinto beans
1 small
smoked ham hock
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add 1/2 cup water to a medium pot. Cook the onion, green (or red) pepper, carrots, potatoes, celery and garlic in the water for 5 minutes over medium heat or until soft.
2
Stir in the chili powder, tomato paste, chicken broth, smoked ham hock and pinto beans.
3
Cook for 20 minutes. Add a little water if the beans start to stick to the bottom of the pot.
4
Serve over hot cooked rice

Refrigerate left overs
5
Tips:
One pound of dried beans (2 cups) equals 5 to 6 cups cooked beans.

Beans are an inexpensive source of protein and fiber.

Dried beans can be kept in an air tight container for a year.

Remember to rinse all fruits and vegetables

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy