Pinto or Anasazi Beans

Lynn Socko


There's nothing like a good ole pot of red beans with some yummy hot cornbread.
NOTE: to reduce the fat, omit ham hock or salt pork/bacon.


★★★★★ 5 votes

12 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 16 oz
    bag of pinto or anasazi beans
  • ·
    smoke ham hock or leftover ham bone
  • 1 tsp
    cumin, opt
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 1
    whole jalapeno, opt
  • OR

  • 1/4 c
    pinto seasoning
  • 2 clove
  • 1
    whole jalapeno

How to Make Pinto or Anasazi Beans


  1. I found these recently at a local store and decided to try them, they are similar in taste to pinto but with a milder "bean" flavor. They are really outstanding and my new go to bean!
  2. NOTE: This is a crockpot recipe. These can also be made on the stove top, reduce cooking time to about 2-3 hrs. over a med. simmer.Ham hocks can usually be found in the section of your store where the whole hams are sold. If not using ham hocks, salt pork or bacon, but the ham hocks give you more flavor!
  3. Rinse beans and pick out any bad ones. Using "Casserole" brand is recommended. Place all ingredients in crockpot. Fill crockpot 2/3 full of water. Turn on low and cook overnight. May need to reseason with a tsp of cumin, chili pwd. or salt after cooking.
  4. Use these beans for this too: Unfried refried beans NO fat low sodium

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About Pinto or Anasazi Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #pinto beans

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