Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

These are so yummy! I got this recipe somewhere on the internet years ago and have tweaked it a bit. These freeze really wonderfully, so make extras! Even my Mexican Sister in Law has asked for this recipe and uses it herself!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight covered w/ water. In the morning, drain off the water.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in pot, cover with water by about 1 inch and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, turn to low and let cook all day or until beans are tender.
  4. Check and stir often, adding water as necessary.
  5. You can split between two crockpots and cook on high 6-7 hours or on low all day. Be warned that the juices will not be as thick as if you cooked it on the stove.


Most Helpful

These were great!<br/>I used 2 seeded jalapeno peppers (I was afraid of it being too spicy) and it had nice hint of spice. Next time I may use 3.<br/><br/>I used 1 pound of minced ham instead of the salt pork.<br/><br/>Gave some to my neighbor who said that they were SO good he wasn't going to share any with his wife.<br/><br/>Very good! Definitely will make these again and the recipe is going into my keeper book!<br/><br/>Nice going Angel! Thank you for sharing!

bpixley November 22, 2014

These beans are the best I have ever made.....ever!!!! Great with my smoked ham hocks and corn bread, boy am I full too :) i'llalways make my beans this way....very comforting meal...thank you for sharing your recipe.

my kitchen 11797741 October 11, 2010

delicious! I was a little worried that this was going to be TOO spicy, after looking at all the spices, but the flavors mellowed together very nicely, producing a very savory dish with a pleasant, but not overpowering "kick." In our never-ending quest to eat healthier, I decided to sautee the salt pork until lightly browned, and then poured off almost all the fat (and there was a LOT of fat). I cut the recipe in half, and served it as a side dish to Mean Chef's Steak Tacos, and still had leftovers, although our dinner guests asked for a "doggy bag" so they could enjoy the beans for lunch tomorrow. Very very good dinner, and a definite "keeper"

Lightly Toasted March 04, 2007

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