Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cowboy Beans

Spiced up Pinto a crockpot......delicious and easy!  And yes, this is another one of my concoctions.....Paul loves these, he is the one that came up with the name 'Cowboy Beans'.....go figure!

Cowboy Beans

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

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