dried pinto bean, rinsed and remove any hard pieces
bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
green bell pepper, Minced
- Fry bacon in 5 quart Dutch Oven over medium heat until crispy then remove and set aside, saving drippings.
- Add onions and bell pepper to bacon grease in Dutch oven and saute' until soft and wilted, about 45 minutes.
- All remaining ingredients including reserved bacon.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for 4 hours or until soft, adding more water if necessary.