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    Ranch Style Pinto Beans

    Ranch Style Pinto Beans. Photo by PaulaG

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    Maine-iac's Note:

    This is a home-made and not a "can" version. Make it on a cold day, when you can spend some time in the kitchen. Guaranteed to please!

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    1. 1
      Place pinto beans in large pot, cover with water, bring to rapid boil, cover and set aside.
    2. 2
      In another large pot, add olive oil and sautee onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and pepper.
    3. 3
      Add spices and simmer an additional 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Drain and rinse pinto beans and add to vegetable mixture, along with ham hocks.
    5. 5
      Add chicken broth to cover contents.
    6. 6
      Cover and simmer, adding more chicken broth if needed, until beans are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 2 hours.
    7. 7
      Re-season with spices, as needed.
    8. 8
      Cut and flake meat from hocks into bean mixture.
    9. 9
      Serve as a side dish, or in tortilla shells with salsa and sour cream or with your favorite red or green sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 18, 2007


      This was good but if I make Again I will do it as PaulaG did. Too much cumin for me. I didn't have any Liquid Smoke but I think it needs some.

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    • on April 08, 2007


      The recipe was divided in half. I presoaked the beans overnight and then cooked them as directed. The seasonings were added the last 30 minutes of cooking. I decreased the amount of cumin to 2 teaspoons and added 2 teaspoons Epazote. Excellent!

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    • on January 10, 2005


      Excellente!! I substituted 2 pounds of beans, used a white onion, 1 T. cumin, and 1 T. chili powder. I added 1 T. sugar and a little dill. And I used 2 tsp liquid smoke. It was awesome!!!! Thanks!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ranch Style Pinto Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (457 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 149.4
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1053.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 11.1 g

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    smoked ham hocks

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