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@Closet-Chef...If you read the note on looneytunesfan's page it says she saw this on Paula Deen's show

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Gail11 October 27, 2012

This is Paula Deen's recipe...not looneytunesfan's. You can find it at FoodNetwork.com. It is a good recipe. Go easy on Paula's House Seasoning...once you've added too much you can't undo. Better to add...wait 20 min and then taste to see if the pot needs more added.

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Closet-Chef October 19, 2012

These were very nice slow cooker pinto beans. Will make again soon. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn July 17, 2011

Cooked a big ole' pot of these up for a crowd. They were delicious.

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Shabby Sign Shoppe May 01, 2010

Unbelievable!!! My family loved these more than any I'd ever cooked before. Hubby thinks he's a great bean cook and no one can compare - until I found this recipe!!! I cooked on high in my very OLD crock pot - put them on when I went to work and they cooked all day.

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fwgirl_44 August 09, 2009

This bean dish is so tasty and so easy to make. I substituted smoked neck bones instead of ham hock, and added cayenne pepper. After simmering for about 7 hours, they were PERFECT! Soo incredibly good and saucy, perfect for serving over rice as well. This makes a great budget meal! Thanks for sharing - Chick

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Chickalicious_NYC April 19, 2009

Nice, subtle flavor. It was a really nice change. I used a pork shoulder bone and boiled about 20 min it in the water with a few spices (oregano, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, liquid smoke) for some extra flavor then poured it over the beans in the crock pot and cooked with the listed spices. We served it with cornbread. Will definitely make again!

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SandwichQueen April 01, 2009

I knew if anybody had a good beans n hocks recipe, Paula Deen would!!!!! These are the beans I remember from growing up, the ones your grandma and mama made!!! I really love the secret to these beans and that is soaking the hock, I had never done that before and that really gets a good base stock in there for flavor!!! After pouring the hock water in there, I covered the rest of the way with chicken stock. I shook in my salt, pepper, and garlic powder and tasted it to my liking before I left the crockpot for my day of Saturday shopping. When I came back home, the house smelled so good and made you so hungry!!!! These are the only beans I will make now, they are perfect!! I served this with Paula Deen's Layered Mexican Cornbread which was also fabulous and the only cornbread I will ever make now with beans too!!! Thanks so much for posting!!!!

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Chef*Lee November 22, 2008

These were very good - my husband said they were almost as good as his granny's and that the recipe is a keeper. I couldn't find any ham hocks at my grocery so I ended up using about 1/2 lb of salt pork instead. I also didn't make up the house seasoning but added 1/4 tsp of each ingredient. I think I added too much water to mine, but we just used a slotted spoon to scoop them out. Will definitely be making again - can't wait now to try my luck at homemade refried beans using the leftovers. Thanks!

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lilchris March 27, 2008

These were very good. I would have never thought to put chili powder in pinto beans. After the 5 hour cooking time I tasted them and found them kinda bland so added an additional teaspoon of chili powder, some oregano and a bay leaf and cooked them for about 2 hours longer. I added extra salt and lots of fresh ground pepper. (I didn't make the houe seasoning, just added in some salt, pepper and garlic powder) I couldn't really tell that adding the ham hocks to the water overnight did much for the flavor. All in all a nice recipe. Thanks

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~Nimz~ October 29, 2006
Slow Cooker Pinto Beans