Big Crock Pot Full of Pinto Beans

Recipe by Red_Apple_Guy
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READY IN: 10hrs 20mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs dried pinto beans (works for other dried large beans)
  • 12
    smoked turkey drumstick (available at supermarkets cut into chunks)
  • 11
    cups water, for soaking
  • water (to cover for cooking)
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon kosher salt (to taste)
  • 18
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 18
    teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sort and rinse beans with 3 waters (from one container to another 3 times).
  • Place in a 5 to 6 quart crock pot with soaking water overnight (my preference, but it can be cooked without pre-soaking).
  • Note: a 4 quart crock pot will be absolutely full, but I have used a 4 quart pot.
  • Drain soaking water and add water to cover by 1 to 1.5 inches.
  • Add smoked turkey pieces.
  • Cook for 10 hours on low.
  • Add salt and peppers to taste.
  • Note: I have used cumin, thyme, and oregano for seasoning, but basic salt and pepper is very good).
  • Serve with cornbread.
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