I made some very simple and very delicious pinto beans yesterday from Feed Your Family Fast, Healthy Meals on $10 a Day. After rinsing them off a few times, I did not soak them but just cooked longer since I was in and out of the house all day and that suited my schedule better.
I served them as is, like a simple bean soup. Very delicious and about as cheap and delicious as you could hope for! At about 10 servings per pound of beans and a 1.50 for the ham hock, the base price for this is about 30 cents a serving. Make up a batch of cornbread to go with it and you have a great simple dinner.
Tonight I’m going to take some of the beans out, fry and mash them in some bacon grease, and make refried beans for chalupas.0