Recipe ingredients and directions:

 2 c Dried pinto beans

6 c Water

1 md Onion -- thinly sliced

6 Beef bouillon cubes -- or


2 ts Dried crushed red chili


2 ts Garlic -- or to taste

2 oz Lean salt pork -- optional

Wash beans and discard any blemished beans. In a heavy

3 to 4 quart saucepan or slow cooker, bring water to a

boil. Drop in beans and cook briskly for 2 minutes.

Turn off heat, cover and let soak 1 hour. Add onion,

garlic, crushed chilies, bouillon, pork and bring to a

boil over high heat. Reduce heat to its lowest setting

and simmer tightly covered for 5 1/2 hours or until

tender. Add water as necessary. Salt can be added at

the end if desired.

Goes good with hamburgers or barbecue. Also can be

served in bowls with a mound of salsa on top.

Category: Beans & Grains Recipes