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#995844 - 10/28/09 01:32 PM How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans?
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i soak mine and then slow cook them on the stove with ham or bacon with onions and jalapeno peppers and garlic and right before they are ready i add a bunch of cilantro.

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#995855 - 10/28/09 01:39 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: NewGulf]
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There used to be a group of us Vietnam vets that did some of the area cook offs, Here is the bean recipe that I think won 2ND place, might have been 3RD but who remembers stuff like that after 20 plus years.

Pinto beans

4 cups pinto beans, cleaned and washed, soak overnght

1 package bacon, sliced into squares.

Start cooking beans with the bacon, bring to a boil, cover and keep at a low boil.

1 1/2 hours later prepare seasoning.

1 T Chili powder
1 medium onion finely chopped, or 1 T of onion powder
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t garlic powder
2 t salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/8 t cayenne pepper

Combine the seasonings and add to the beans, finish cooking until tender.

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#995889 - 10/28/09 01:55 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: dogcatcher]
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dang that sounds good! i'm going to make some this weekend and am looking to change them up just a little. thanks

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#995900 - 10/28/09 02:00 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: NewGulf]
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Remember, no seasoning for the first 1.5 hours. Just the bacon and the beans for the first 1.5 hours. I have no idea as to why, we just did this way because it was in the original recipe.

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#996065 - 10/28/09 03:01 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
There used to be a group of us Vietnam vets that did some of the area cook offs, Here is the bean recipe that I think won 2ND place, might have been 3RD but who remembers stuff like that after 20 plus years.




Oh, come on Dogcatcher. Give us the 1st Place recipe. We won't tell anyone else. wink food


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#996648 - 10/28/09 06:50 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Remember, no seasoning for the first 1.5 hours. Just the bacon and the beans for the first 1.5 hours. I have no idea as to why, we just did this way because it was in the original recipe.

Because it will make the beans hard. Don't season til after the beans are soft.

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#997449 - 10/28/09 10:59 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: OkieDokie]
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Originally Posted By: OkieDokie
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Remember, no seasoning for the first 1.5 hours. Just the bacon and the beans for the first 1.5 hours. I have no idea as to why, we just did this way because it was in the original recipe.

Because it will make the beans hard. Don't season til after the beans are soft.


That was it, I knew there was a reason, just couldn't remember what it was.

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#997773 - 10/29/09 06:02 AM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: dogcatcher]
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thanks guys

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#998206 - 10/29/09 10:01 AM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: NewGulf]
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I make my beans with a can opener. Ha! Seriously, I will give yours a try.

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#999795 - 10/29/09 08:26 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: rtp]
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has anyone ever smoked the beans on a pit prior to soaking? i had some pintos that had a smokey flavor that were incredible - the guy would not give up his recipe.


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#999963 - 10/29/09 09:22 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: exoticbob]
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possibly used liquid smoke.


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#1000222 - 10/29/09 10:35 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: cbump]
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If you have a smoker, you can take the lid off the bean pot and set the pot inside of the smoker. Even cooking the beans over a wood fire will add some smoke flavor to them. Either way makes the post washer whizzed off, that smoke or open flames adds work to the cleaning of the pot.

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#1000237 - 10/29/09 10:38 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: rtp]
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Originally Posted By: rtp
I make my beans with a can opener. Ha! Seriously, I will give yours a try.


To make this recipe taste more like Ranch Style beans out of the can add a 8 oz can of tomato sauce and a little ketchup, start with about tablespoon. May take more, been years since tried that version

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#1000329 - 10/29/09 11:11 PM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: dogcatcher]
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We had some this evening. I soak my beans the night before and crock em all day. Flash brown some owens breakfast sausage, couple onions, 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, diced up, one teaspoon of beef boulion, two tablespoons of liquid smoke (to taste)salt and pepper to taste.

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#1000481 - 10/30/09 05:48 AM Re: How Do You Make Your Pinto Beans? [Re: exoticbob]
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Originally Posted By: exoticbob
has anyone ever smoked the beans on a pit prior to soaking? i had some pintos that had a smokey flavor that were incredible - the guy would not give up his recipe.



i have and the beans were excellent! whats also good is to take the fatty part of the brisket or the trimmings and chop them up really good and add that to your beans............whenever i do my briskets which is pretty regular this is always a must according to my better half!

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