Crockpot Pinto Beans and Ham
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- Ready In:
- 1 (16 ounce) package dry pinto beans
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon fiesta pinto bean seasoning
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 tablespoon pepper
- 1 small onion, cut into chunks
- ham hocks, ham bone or 2 cups cooked ham
- Sort your beans and remove and broken pieces or pebbles. I use one 16 oz package of beans. Place in a large bowl or pot, covering with water.
- Add the baking soda to the water, and let the beans soak at least 6 hours or overnight. After 6 hours or overnight drain the water from the beans.
- Add the beans to a 6 quart crock pot and cover with fresh water. You want the beans to be covered by at least one inch.
- Add the pinto bean seasoning, sugar, vegetable oil, pepper and onion. Taste the beans after several hours of cooking and add more seasonings if you think it needs it. I used a total of one tablespoons pepper.
- Add one of the following for additional seasoning, one ham hock, ham bone, or slice of country ham cut into pieces.
- Place lid on crock pot and cook on high for about 6-8 hours. make sure the beans stay covered with water, so check occasionally. If you need more water, then add it. The beans should have a soup consistency.
- In 6 hours, test beans and if they are cooked. Remove ham bone and pull of the meat or remove meat from ham hock and serve. Don't forget the wedge of cornbread.
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Oh...my...goodness is this stuff yummy...I cut the recipe in half...only because I had 8 ounces of dried pinto beans...I searched for the fiesta pinto bean seasoning and found a recipe to make yourself...so that's what I did...I threw in a ham hock and it was falling apart when the 6 hour mark hit...so I put the crock pot on low and chopped up the hock and tossed it in...I made the corn bread as suggested and the hubby was doing a happy dance...this is a keeper...made for Autumn Fever tag game...
A great recipe for pinto beans without having to babysit them on the stove. I couldn't find my bean seasoning so I used a combination of the spices that were appropriate. I had a nice ham bone with plenty of ham that I used for this recipe. I generally add rotel to my beans, but instead stayed with the directions and the result was great.
Excellent bean recipe!!! I made this as written except I didn't have the listed "Fiesta" brand of seasoning here in FL. I used a combination of Lawry's Seasoned Salt, Paula Deen's Seasoning and extra black pepper. Served this with some cornbread muffins for a wonderful lunch today!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for CQ 2014.