"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
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
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.
this was good i soaked my beans over night and didnt use green pepper i didnt have any but it was great
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!!!
Really, really good and so easy! Everyone liked it which never happens in this family of five. I did salt it some. I didn't have black forest ham. I had ham hocks in the freezer so I put those in. Also used onion powder instead of onions. I wonder about trying it without the bell peppers as they were an unappealing mushy texture they way that they always do when cooked at length. But not too big a deal there especially if you are just eating it all together with the beans. I just know my picky eaters inspect each little bite and so I knew to pick them out for their portions. I didn't have quite 5 cups of broth.. more like 3 so I made up the rest with water and it definitely worked out well. We ate it as a bean soup and also put the beans in tortillas rolled up like a burrito with salt and pepper. Yummm....Definitely a keeper. There were no leftovers, next time I will double the recipe. :)
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.
* 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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