chuck wagon pinto beans

Chuck Wagon Pinto Beans

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Pat Campbell


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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  • 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

How to Make chuck wagon pinto beans


  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.

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

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