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       Title: COWPOKE BEANS
  Categories: Vegetables
       Yield: 1 batch
       1 lb Pinto beans, dried
            Ham bone
       1    Chile ancho (opt)
       1 ts Salt
     1/4 lb Suet; chopped
       1 lg Onion; chopped
       1    Garlic clove; chopped
       4    Tomato, ripe; chopped
            -(for authenticity, use 1
            -pound canned tomatoes)
     1/2 ts Cumin, ground
     1/2 ts Marjoram, dried
   1 1/2 T  Chili powder
       1 ts Salt
   Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight.  Next day add the ham 
   bone, red chili pepper and salt to the UNDRAINED beans.  Bring to a 
   boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer gently for several hours or till 
   beans are tender. Drain and save liquid. Toward the end of the cooking 
   period, heat suet in a large skillet, stir in onion and garlic, and cook 
   for 5 minutes or till onions take on a little color. Add tomatoes, 1 cup 
   of the bean liquid and all remaining ingredients.  Cook over a low heat, 
   stirring frequently, for 45 minutes.  Combine with beans and continue 
   simmering gently for 20 minutes.