Soooo Southern Magic Beans

Lori Harbin-Combs


I have been perfecting my beans for many years. Many people have told me that they are the very best they ever had! Also the nasty gas is gone "like magic". If you love deep down finished flavored beans, these are for you. Add some hot buttered cornbread and wait for the yums from everyone.

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6 or 8
20 Min
12 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    dried pinto beans
  • 2
    ham hocks or 1 meaty ham bone
  • 2/3 c
    fresh cilantro
  • 1
    whole chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor
  • 1 tsp
    rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried mexican
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger (secret for no gas)
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard (secret for no gas)
  • 4
    bay leaves, dried

How to Make Soooo Southern Magic Beans


  1. pick through and rinse beans well
  2. place beans and all ingredients in crock pot
  3. add water till beans are covered by 5 inches
  4. turn crock pot on high for two hours.
  5. turn crock pot to low and go to bed! A total cooking time of 12 hrs. two hours on high and ten hours on low.
  6. check in morning for liquid, spices and doneness....adjust spices and add water or tomato sauce if needed
  7. if you love heat, add chopped peppers at the beginning

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About Soooo Southern Magic Beans

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy

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