Chuck Wagon Beans

READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
Recipe by Wing-Man

These beans are great anytime. A friend of mine claims to be a "bean expert" and said these are the best he has had. They freeze well. *** Meats can vary. Try roll sausage such as Jimmy Dean. You may only need 1 pound not 2 of the meat.

Top Review by Jean R

Yum, this was good. Dry pinto beans have a much better texture and taste than canned beans - try it! I used salt pork cut into cubes. It rendered less fat than bacon. I also used smoked kielbasa cut into bite size pieces. I didn't add salt until the very end. Made for My 3 Chefs 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and inspect beans.
  2. Soak overnight in 12 cups cold water.
  3. After soaking, strain and set beans aside.
  4. Brown bacon or salt pork in heavy skillet. Remove from skillet; strain bacon, but reserve grease.
  5. Cook onion, pepper and garlic in pork grease until tender.
  6. Remove about 1/3 onion, pepper and grease set aside and strain the remainder.
  7. Combine all ingredients in heavy pot or crock pot.
  8. Be sure there is enough liquid to cover all ingredients.
  9. Simmer or slow cook until beans are tender, 4 to 6 hours. Do not boil for better results.

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