Top Review by wilksterette
Sooo good! This was my first time cooking dried beans. I don't even really like beans all that much! But these were fantastic! I omitted the bacon grease, and they were plenty flavorful enough! I let a lot of the water cook out so they weren't so "soupy."
- 2 cups pinto beans
- 1 tablespoon bacon grease
- 1 onion, diced
- 1⁄2 bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 3 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 garlic clove
Directions See How It's Made
- Sort beans to make sure there are no small rocks.
- Place beans in large pan and fill with water to within a few inches of the top. Soak beans overnight, or bring to a boil and let sit, covered, off heat for one hour. Drain and rinse beans.
- Refill pot with water. There should be about 3 cups of water per each cup of beans.
- Add bacon grease, cover, and bring to a boil.
- Turn down to simmer and cook about 4-5 hours, or until beans are fairly tender.
- Add remaining ingredients, cover and bring to a boil again. Then turn down to simmer and cook one more hour. Adjust spices to your liking.
- Once beans are tender, you can remove the lid and continue cooking to make the beans less soupy if you prefer.
- Serve with other burrito fixings like taco meat, cheese, onions, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, olives, etc.