Total Time
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 3 hrs

OK, I'm going to tell you how I like my beans, my whole family eats them this way, but it grosses out my husband. Plate of beans and a big slice of cornbread and a big spoon of mayonaise, yummy...I think its a Kentucky thing...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort and wash beans; place in a large dutch oven.
  2. Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak 8 hours, drain.
  3. Combine beans and remaining ingredients in dutch oven.
  4. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 3 hours or until tender, stirring occasionally.


Most Helpful

If made by following the directions, I would give this recipe 3-4 stars. I did follow previous advice. I used 2 lbs of beans, but doubled the seasonings. However, I still found it good, but slightly bland. Then, I mixed in a squirt of ketchup with every serving, and it's GREAT!!!! I would not suggest doubling the salt, however.

jackel37 September 01, 2010

I'm not adding a star rating because I made the recipe vegetarian--left out the bacon fat. I used only one pound of beans and the original amounts of spices, but still found the beans lacking in flavor. added tomato paste, canned tomatoes, and some cumin.

tatumis January 14, 2007

I tried your recipe because of the different spices you used. I only used 1 pound of pinto beans but used the spice amounts listed. They made a flavorful bean kind of like a southwestern/mexican bean. I even tried a little with mayonnaise and cornbread. It wasn't to bad. Thanks Melody H. Bullwinkle

bullwinkle July 07, 2005

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