Pioneer Woman's Campfire Beans

READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
Recipe by linguinelisa

Another great recipe from the Pioneer Woman as shown on the foodnetwork. Serve with cornbread for a main dish or use on tacos, nachos, etc.

Top Review by DailyInspiration

Made these tasty beans for tonight's dinner. I have never made them with red bell pepper before -- we generally use jalapeno pepper to spice them up a bit. Next time I would reduce the amount of red bell pepper (or eliminate it all together) as I think they add a bitter note to the beans. I would probably add some jalapeno as well to give them a little "kick" -- just a personal preference. Made for Spring PAC, March 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort beans and pick out rocks. Rinse and put in large stock pot. Cover with water by 1 inch and add the ham hock. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 2 hours, checking often to see if more water is needed.
  2. After initial 2 hours cooking, add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 1 hour more (adding more water if necessary).
  3. Remove lid after hour is up and continue cooking for 20 to 30 minutes till done. What you want is the consistency of a stew rather than a soup.
  4. Serve with cornbread or on nachos, tacos, etc.

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