Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
We always have lots of these on hand. When you serve it over rice it becomes a complete protein so it's delicious vegetarian style too without the optional meat flavoring.
1 lbdried pinto beans
1hambone, if desired
1 tspkosher salt
Optionalbacon, cooked and chopped up
Optional1lb chopped up smoked sausage
1 1/2 tspcreole seasoning (tony chacheres)
How to Make Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
- Place cooker on high for 6 hours, stirring at the three hour mark.
- Enjoy over rice or in tortillas. It makes a soupy broth that when cooled becomes nice and thick. If you don't have a ham bone don't worry you can substitute ham hock, sausage or bacon. They are all delicious.
- One more quick note, if your dried beans are very old, like food storage beans that are over four years old, you may need to soak them a few hours and add a little more water and a dash of meat tenderizer to help them absorb better. But I have cooked ten year old beans like this and they were delicious.