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                       SOUTHWESTERN STYLE PINTO BEANS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Dry Pinto Beans -- soaked
                         Overnight
    1       lg           Ham Hocks
    3                    Jalepeno Peppers -- to
                         Taste
    1       qt           Tomatoes, Canned
    5                    Garlic Cloves -- to taste
    2       md           Onions -- finely chopped
    1       tb           Salt -- to taste
    2       tb           Chili Powder
    1       t            Oregano
    1       t            Summer Savory
    2       tb           Sugar
    1                    Stalk Celery
 
   Soak the pinto beans in water overnight, or about 6-8
   hours. Drain the water
   and rinse the beans well.
   
   Simmer the ham hock for about 2 hours in enough water
   to cover; about 2 quarts. (You could also use a pound
   of side pork or slab bacon cut into 1 inch chunks.)
   Remove the meat from the hock and return it to the
   cooking pot.
   Add the pre-soaked and rinsed beans to the pot, along
   with the rest of the ingredients. Add enough water or
   tomato juice to bring the level to about 4 1/2 quarts
   total volume. Cover and simmer for about 4 hours, or
   longer if you
   have a slow cooker. Watch the liquid level while
   cooking so the beans don't get too dry.
   
   Adjust the hot peppers to suit your taste.
   
   Recipe By     : Steve Tobin  srtobin@mmm.com
  
 
 
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