"These beans turn out fabulous in the slow cooker! I developed this recipe after finding too many hard beans after cooking with a pot on the stove." — Corena
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dried pinto beans
green bell pepper, diced
celery ribs, chopped
Black Forest ham, cubed
ground cumin, or to taste
dried oregano, or to taste
chicken broth, or as needed to cover
this was good i soaked my beans over night and didnt use green pepper i didnt have any but it was great
The beans were soft, but the recipe was too spicy for my kids. Next time, I will not use as much cumin and add some sweetness to compliment the ham.
I used the seasonings in this recipe and thought the flavor was delicious. I did use a ham shank instead of diced ham, and kale instead of bell pepper and added carrots too, since thats what I had on hand. I the veg up in the FP and added the last 2 hrs of 7 hrs in the slow cooker. My son came home to these and hamemade bread and butter..a comfort meal made in heaven...yummm
Pretty much how we make our beans, only we use bacon instead of ham, and jalapenos instead of bell pepper. Also, no celery...and we use equal amounts of cumin and oregano. About a tsp each per pound of beans being cooked. This was a nice change though.
tI tried this recipe, except I used my pressure cooker, after soaking beans. The only other changes I made was to replace green pepper with a roasted pepper, and no meat. It was absolutely delicious! Definitely my favorite pinto bean recipe, in face I'm making some more tonight!
Instead of ham used 2 smoked turkey legs. Great taste and healthy!!!
Loved this base recipe & made some changes based on ingredients I had on hand. I substituted a can of rotele chilies for bell pepper, tossed in some cayenne & a few splashes of Tabasco. Mmmmmm, we like it spicy.
The beans turned out very bland and flavorless, so I added about a cup of brown sugar and ketchup and mustard to make them more like barbeque beans since we were having them with bbq chicken.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 121
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