bourbon & ham hock pinto beans

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By Sherri Williams
from Crestview, FL

My hubby and I will celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary this year. One of the most requested dishes over the years has been my pinto beans. I've added additional ingredients along the way to make these the best pinto beans recipe EVER! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Cooking with Love & Passion sw :)

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves quite a few
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bourbon & ham hock pinto beans

  • 1 lb
    dried pinto beans, soaked overnight & rinsed
  • 4-5 oz
    cured hog jowl, cut in pieces
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 sm
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley stems, chopped
  • 5 c
    water, cold
  • 2
    ham hocks
  • 3/4 c
    bourbon, more if you wish
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin
  • pinch
    brown sugar
  • smoked sea salt to taste

How To Make bourbon & ham hock pinto beans

  • 1
    Sauté hog jowl in a dutch oven for 4-5 minutes, add onion, bell pepper, garlic, parsley stems in dutch oven until onions are translucent.
  • 2
    Add water and ham hocks to dutch oven, boil for 1 hour until ham hocks are tender, remove and slice in pieces.
  • 3
    Add ham hock pieces back to dutch oven with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Serve with cornbread and a green salad.
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