Tex-mex Pinto Beans

Recipe by CookinCowgirl
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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and clean the beans, then bring them to a boil in 4 cups of water.
  • Cook them for 2 minutes, remove from the stove, cover and let them sit for an hour.
  • In a skillet, toast the cumin and chile powder over a medium high heat until they become fragrant (takes seconds).
  • Put the spices aside and rinse the skillet.
  • Cook the bacon in the skillet, saving the fat.
  • Remove the bacon and add the onions and garlic, and saute them for a minute.
  • Seed and chop the tomatoes and chop the bacon.
  • When the beans have soaked an hour, drain them, and add 8 cups of fresh water and all the other ingredients, except the salt.
  • Bring the beans to a boil, cover, cut the heat to low, and simmer them for about an hour.
  • Remove the lid and check to see there's enough water, which should be about an inch above the beans and stay that way, then add the salt.
  • Add more water if necessary.
  • Start checking the beans every 15 minutes for doneness.
  • To thicken the liquid, reduce it by cooking longer, or mash some of the beans.
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