Texican-Style Pinto Beans

This delicious dish will be a hit with the whole family.

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Posted in , May 20, 2022

Marsha's Texican-Style Pinto Beans

Ingredients

1 lb. bag pinto beans (about 2 c.)
1 medium onion, diced in medium-sized pieces
½ green bell pepper, diced in medium-sized pieces
5 garlic cloves chopped fine
1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
6 oz. salt pork or smoked ham hock, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. cilantro seasoning
1 tsp. sea salt
6-8 c. water

Preparation

1. Sort through beans (remove bad beans, debris, etc.) then rinse with water in a colander to drain while rinsing.

2. Put the beans and all the ingredients you have prepared from above into a large pot. Add seasoning and 6 cups of water or more, so water level is about 2 inches above contents.

3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low slow simmer and place lid on pot at a tilt to allow steam to be released. Check periodically and add water when necessary while cooking.

4. Cook for 3 hours or longer, till beans are tender (Try a bean or two to check for tenderness, when you feel they have cooked long enough).

You might also wish to add parsley, chopped green onion and a jalapeno or serrano pepper. This is an easy dish to alter to fit your own taste.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 610; Fat: 29g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 2000mg; Total Carbohydrates: 64g; Dietary Fiber: 16g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 23g.

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