*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Horseshoe Mountain Ranch Pinto Beans
 
 Recipe By     : WENDELL SMITH     (JXWR40A)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Stews                            Crockpot
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         dry pinto beans
    1      quarts        cold water -- (1 to 2)
      1/4  pound         ham hock
    1      tablespoon    chili powder
    1      tablespoon    sugar
    1      teaspoon      black pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      cumin
      1/4  teaspoon      oregano
    1                    garlic clove -- minced
    1                    onion -- chopped
    1      teaspoon      salt
 
   Wash beans and place in a large pot or kettle.  Add water and remaining  
 ingredients (except salt, which should be added 30 minutes before beans  
 are done).  Cover and simmer for 5 to 6 hours.  Check liquid level  
 occasionally and add more water (add boiling water, never cold) as needed  
 to keep beans covered.  Jo,  these are as good as pinto beans can get for  
 the general palate, but can be spiced up by adding more garlic and/or  
 chili powder. This recipe works especially well in a crockpot. If cooked  
 in a crockpot, you will need 1 qt of water and cook them on the low  
 setting. It also may take a little longer than the 5 to 6 hours. The next  
 time you are having a cookout give these a try and let me now what you  
 think. Wendell in Jackson, Ms.
  
 
 
 
 
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