Pinto Beans in Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Total Time
8 hrs
2 hrs

This is a recipe I came up with as a substitute for canned chili beans. This is not spicy really but this is usually what you will find the beans called in the grocery aisle. I don't care for kidney beans so I use pintos, but I am sure they would work also. Cooked beans freeze well so it makes sense to cook the whole package and be done.

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  1. Sort and rinse beans to remove bad beans, rocks and dirt.
  2. Soak overnight or between 6-8 hours.
  3. Drain and rinse soaked beans.
  4. Add enough water to cover beans for cooking and add salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Cook until tender, approximately 2 hours.
  5. When cooked, drain water from beans.
  6. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder.
  7. Heat through to meld flavors.
  8. Cool and freeze 2 cups of beans in sauce in quart bags.