Recipe by Foxy
"I learned to make pinto beans from my Grandma, who came from Oklahoma. I've added to the recipe, and my Mother used to say mine were the best beans she'd ever tasted. Serve the Southern way - with cornbread and steamed greens."
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dried pinto beans
water, or more as needed to cover
smoked ham hock
1 (6.5 ounce) can
Lots of people in the South eat pinto beans as a meal, but I had only eaten white beans this way. I chose to follow this recipe as a guideline rather than following it exactly. I decided to make this late in the day, so I did the quick soak method where I brought the beans and water to a boil and let them sit covered for an hour. I then poured off the water and used 2 cans of chicken broth and 4 cups of water. I omitted the ham hock because it makes food greasier than what I prefer. I did have to add more water as the beans cooked. When the beans were just tender, I added chopped onion, ham pieces, the brown sugar, and tomato sauce. I could not find a 6.5 oz. can of tomato sauce, so I used all of the 8 oz. can I bought. I cooked it all for another hour as the recipe states. I ate this for dinner accompanied with cornbread and green onions.
Easy and Tasty! Soaked the beans overnight. No ham hock, but had a 8oz package of Salt Pork. Cubed then browned the salt pork in a pan, then added the pork and fat to the pot. I like my beans peppery, so I added a Tablespoon of black pepper. Served with some fresh skillet cornbread....YUM!
Love, love, love this recipe. So very easy and the taste is outstanding. My new "go to" recipe.
This was my first time making pinto beans, and these came out great. I added ground meat because that is how my mother used to make them, but I followed the recipe for everything else. I will definitely make these again.
Good . Easy. Next time I will try a vegetable broth instead of just water,
Made this today , it came out great ! This is by far the most inexpensive recipe I know of . AND NOT nuked like so much food is today . And best of all VERY BASIC !!!!! I will make these anytime as a main dish OR a side dish ! FANTASTIC !!!!
I love into beans and these were very good, I used smoked jowl for the meat and it worked well. For me there was not enough salt in the recipe that was an easy fix.Thanks for the recipe.
Omitted the ham hock and added some chopped onion, garlic, and bay leaves. Very homey and satisfying. Also used to make nachos!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Ever Pinto Beans
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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