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    Awesome Pinto Beans

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    4 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    4 hrs

    Christine Bettiga's Note:

    These beans are awesome! Great flavor with lots of juice for dipping your tortilla's in! I like to serve them in a bowl with fresh diced onion on top! Great with BBQ Ribs!

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    1. 1
      Fill a 12 quart kettle half full with hot water.
    2. 2
      Add 1 tbsp of Kosher Salt and beans.
    3. 3
      Soak for 1-2 hours.
    4. 4
      Do not throw out soaking water.
    5. 5
      Brings beans to a boil, turn heat to low and add chicken stock, salt pork, bacon.
    6. 6
      Add more water if necessary.
    7. 7
      Cook on low for 1/2 hour covered.
    8. 8
      Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook till beans are tender.
    9. 9
      Approximately 2-3 hours.
    10. 10
      If you like your beans a little spicer, add more red pepper flakes and serrano pepper.
    11. 11
      Stir the beans occasionally to keep them from sticking.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 13, 2002


      Very flavorfull, My family does not like refried beans so I used to make pinto beans with ham hock and leave the beans whole. Now I'll replace it with these for a change.

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    • on March 24, 2008


      Very nice recipe! Thank you for posting. I had to take a few stars away because I found the results to be very, very salty. Otherwise good but be warned that they are also very spicy!

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    • on January 20, 2008


      I gotta say these beans were awesome. My husband and I couldn't stop eating them, however, I thought they were too salty. I drained off the juice and filled the pot with fresh water twice. Anyone who is trying this recipe, you might want to start with only half the salt the recipe calls for. Thanks Christine for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Awesome Pinto Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (163 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 249.4
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 14.9 mg
    Sodium 2249.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 7.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

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