Easy Pinto Beans
Here's a delicious easy way to cook up a pound of pinto beans to serve as is or make into refried beans.
of salt pork or a few slices of bacon
Rinse and sort the beans. I repeat this although I’ve long ago given up the sorting part as I’ve never yet found any rocks or non-bean material. I do rinse them however.
Cover with 2 inches of water.
Add a couple of inches of salt pork. (Note: I buy a hunk of this periodically and freeze whatever I have left after slicing up in pieces.) Peel and quarter an onion and add that. Add the chili powder.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for a few hours, until the beans are soft. Add more water periodically if you need to.
Serve these as a soup or just cooked beans as a side dish, as is, or make refried beans from them.
Easy Pinto Beans https://cheapcooking.com/is-my-blog-burning-beans-pintos/ January 24, 2005