Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Bonanza

Total Time
9hrs 50mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 9 hrs

I found this at allrecipes and loved it. We eat pinto beans quite regularly so I'm always open to new ways to fix them. I do substitute fresh onion and garlic for the dried onion and garlic powder - sometimes chipotles for the jalapenos. This is one of the few recipes approved by all members of the "committee".

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; crumble bacon when cool.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, and stir in pinto beans. Simmer over medium-low heat until the beans soften, about 30 minutes; pour beans and water into a slow cooker. Stir in the bacon and bacon drippings, kielbasa, ranch-style beans, tomato paste, dried onion, apple cider vinegar, pickled jalapeno, sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Set the cooker to Low, and cook until pinto beans are very tender, 9 to 10 hours.
  3. About 5 minutes before serving, stir in chopped green pepper. Serve topped with chopped green onion.