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I am trying this recipe today as the ingredients sound delicious and are sure to make a flavorful pot of beans. Being a southern girl I am always on the lookout for other cook's take on pinto's. I'd like to add that it is very important to soak your beans. Yes, they will usually cook up nicely if you don't... however, the reason for soaking is to break down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors in them which interferes with the absorption of the nutrients in the beans. It is best to soak them in whey or fresh squeezed lemon juice. For every 2-6 cups of dried beans add 2 tablespoons of whey or fresh lemon juice. Soak for 12-24 hours (longer is better) and rinse the beans before cooking. I'll let you know how my beans turned out!

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ronnielj November 07, 2011

This is tooooooooooo good. My mom and I wanted a recipe to use the hambone after Xmas ham and I found this recipe! It's totally best when you cook it down to look like canned baked bean texture with the sauce and stuff. Made twice in the crock pot and am making again today!

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mizzlizzita January 20, 2009

I used a ham bone left from dinner with quite a bit of ham still on it. I used that, a can of mild rotel and dried beans that had soaked over night. I put everything except the rotel in the crockpot and let it cook on low while I was at work. When I came home I added the rotel and some hot sauce. Served it with brown rice and biscuits. The family loved it!

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whtbxrmom January 19, 2014

This recipe is a keeper!! It was so delicious and my family loved it!! I substituted the ham hock with smoked turkey parts.

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jjunko54 January 13, 2014

I can't believe I can make something so delicious. I did substitute bacon for the ham hock. I made this last week and I'm probably going to make it every week for the rest of my life. Absolutely delicious!

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Jaan T. January 09, 2014

My wife loves beans, any kind of beans. She has eaten this whole mess almost by herself. I did add 2 cleaned jalapeno peppers and soaked the beans 12 hrs. Letting the beans hydrate is key. If your beans have gone by their experation date you must soak or cook them to death. Yes beans can get old but you can still use them. As others have said, adding lemon juice to the soaking water helps get them ready.

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baltisraul October 31, 2013

These were really good and easy. My parents used to cook these beans all the time when I was a little boy back in the 60s. They were nothing compared to this recipe. I will be making these again!

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Will Baker October 05, 2013

WOW. Delicious. Amazing. Yummy. Who would have thought pintos could be so exciting. This will be my new go-to pinto beans recipe!!!!!!!

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Melw822 March 18, 2013

Delicious! The beans cook even faster if you do them in a pressure cooker. 12 minutes!

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Jani321 January 06, 2013
Southern Living Pinto Beans