2 Cups Dry Pinto Beans
1 Cups water
3 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Onion, chopped
1 Can Rot-Tel Tomatoes
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbs Black Pepper
1 Tbs Chili Powder
1 Tsp Cumin
1 Tbs Brown Sugar
1 Serrano or Jalapeno Pepper, seeded, but left whole
3 Slices Bacon, uncooked cut in large pieces
*(Optional, Chopped cooked ham--Add during the last 1/2 hour of cooking if you want)
Wash Pinto Beans well and pick out all the bad beans and 'foreign' objects.
Place washed beans in a sauce pan filled with water, bring to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and let the bean sit in the water for 1 hour, then drain. (or you could cover beans with water and let soak overnight)
In a Crock-pot Combine all the ingredients plus the drained beans.
Set Crock-pot to low and cook for 8 hours.
Serve with Cornbread....Makes great leftovers!
|Boil the beans 5 mn, let sit for an hour|
|Drain liquid from beans|
|put beans in the crock pot|
|Add the rest of the ingredients|
|Mix, cover & cook|