Southern style Pinto beans

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by JimB427

Place beans, water and fatback in a heavy pot. bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours. This was my great grand mother's recipe and has been handed down for generations.

Top Review by Chef233624

My mom would put a pot of these beans on in the morning on wash day (she used lard). Everyone who walked past the stove had to stir the beans. I make these same beans often, but I use one smoked ham hock. Good amount of soupy broth. No, these are not cowboy beans with peppers etc... Just good southern pintos! Good with fried pork chops - now your talking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. wash beans and look for foreign matter, small stones or pieces of dirt.
  2. rinse twice.
  3. put in a heavy pot with the water and fatback.
  4. bring to a boil and reduce to a slow simmer.
  5. simmer about 3 hours.
  6. Serve with corn bread and sliced onions.

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