Crock Pot Hobo Beans from Scratch (Oamc)

"I can't really take much of the credit for this recipe. It's just the result of ideas I've purloined over the years. When I take it to a potluck I've learned to have a half dozen copies of the recipe with me. I freeze it one cup at a time in sandwich size zip lock bags. It reheats quite well."
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Ready In:
8hrs 45mins




  • Mix the dry beans and soak over night.
  • Next day drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place first 10 ingredients in crock pot set on low.
  • Fry bacon 'til well done but not crisp. Remove and drain.
  • Pour off all but 2 TBS of the grease.
  • Saute (stir Fry) onions, chilies, and celery 'til onions are translucent.
  • Remove and drain.
  • Brown and crumble the ground chuck.
  • Add bacon, onions, chilies, and chuck to crock pot.
  • (If they need more liquid use chicken stock.).
  • Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours. remove from heat, cool overnight.
  • The next day return to heat for 3-4 hours, serve.
  • Goes great with corn tortillas, corn bread. or corn sticks. (corn bread cooked in a bread stick pan.).

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