This is a barbecue-style bean recipe that's traditionally served with grilled Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Santa Maria-Style Salsa, and corn tortillas. Pinquito beans (they might also be labeled "pink beans") are more authentic, and better if you can find them, but pinto beans will work, too. Look for pinquitos at a Latino market if you have one close by, or you can order them online.
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- 1Pick over beans to remove dirt and small stones; cover with water and let soak overnight in a large container.
- 2Drain, cover with fresh water and simmer 2 hours, or until tender (pintos may need longer).
- 3Sauté bacon and ham until lightly browned; add to beans.
- 4Sauté onions in bacon fat until lightly browned.
- 5Add garlic and sauté a minute or two longer.
- 6Add tomato puree, chili sauce, sugar, mustard, and salt.
- 7Drain most of liquid off beans and stir in sauce. Keep warm on low heat until ready to serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Santa Maria-Style Pinquito Beans
Serving Size: 1 (59 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 79.6
- Calories from Fat 38
- Total Fat 4.3 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 11.2 mg
- Sodium 636.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 4.0 g
- Protein 4.2 g
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