Red Caldwell's Prize Winnin' Pintos

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This one is from CHILI PEPPER magazine. Red Caldwell has been winning cooking, grilling, and barbecueing compititions for the last 15 years. These are the ABSOLUTE BEST TEX-MEX BEANS ever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse the beans.
  2. Place the beans in a crock pot set on low, cover with water.
  3. Add everything else.
  4. Cook overnight.
  5. Add any salt that is needed.
  6. (Don't salt at the beginning because of the salt pork.) Serve.
  7. These freeze well and are even better when reheated.
  8. I had to cut this recipe in half to get it to fit my crock pot.


Most Helpful

I am sorry, but I just did not like these. I think that I must have done something wrong, since they have won contests, but I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you for sharing, but I just did not like these.

Valerie in Florida August 26, 2007

Wowie ZZowie! DH and I agree that these were the best kicked up pinto beans we have ever had. I used leftover spiral sliced baked ham (just a tad left on a big ole ham bone) instead of the salt pork. Made everything else as directed. We ate off this for three days with cornbread and grated cheese. Even froze some. Thanks for sharing a super recipe. This will be a regular in our house.

16Paws October 06, 2005

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