Recipe ingredients and directions:

Red Beans

1 pound dry pinto beans or other dried red or pink beans

3 slices bacon

2 cups chopped onions

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt, to taste

Soak the beans overnight in water to cover. Or, to use a quick

method, cover the beans with water, bring to a boil and simmer 2

minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand 1 hour before proceeding

with recipe.

Cut the bacon into small bits and cook in a large kettle. When

cooked, add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until onions

are wilted.

Drain the beans and add them to kettle. Add cumin and salt. Add

water to cover the beans to the depth of one inch and bring to a

boil. Simmer at least 2 hours, or until beans are thoroughly tender,

adding more water during cooking if necessary.

Category: Bean Cereals Recipes