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       Title: New Mexico Pinto Beans
  Categories: Mexican, Main dish
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       3 c  Dry pinto beans (1-1/2 lb)
   2 1/2 qt Water
       1 ea Meaty hambone or
     1/4 lb Salt pork or cubed bacon
       1 t  Salt, or more to taste
  
   Wash and pick over the beans, removing loose skins or shriveled
   beans. Put in a large covered pot and cover with hot water. Soak over
   night if you want to cut down on cooking time. When beans start to
   simmer add ham bone, salt pork or bacon. Add more water as needed but
   only hot or boiling wnater. Never add cold water the beans will turn
   dark. If you cook without a lid the beans will also turn a dark
   color. When the skins are almost as tender as the inside of the
   beans, they are done. They should not be broken. Add salt and allow
   to stand before serving.
  
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