Cattleman's Beans

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Fantastic recipe given to me by a Texas rancher. Pinto or red beans are cooked with pork sausage. Great blend of spices and flavorings and doubly yummy with a little Jamaican rum and sour cream. Easy and the best beans ever to serve as your main dish with cornbread. You can substitute red beans for the pinto beans.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cold water

  • 2 ¼ cups dried pinto beans

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ pound bulk pork sausage

  • 2 cups peeled tart apple slices

  • 1 ½ cups tomato juice

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper

  • ¼ cup Jamaican rum

  • ¼ cup sour cream, for topping

Directions

  1. Combine cold water and beans in a pot; let stand 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Stir butter into the pot with the beans and water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until beans are tender, about 2 hours.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and reserve 2 tablespoons sausage drippings.

  4. Stir sausage and reserved drippings, apple slices, tomato juice, onion, brown sugar, garlic, salt, chili powder, mustard, and black pepper into beans. Bring bean mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until flavors blend, about 2 hours.

  5. Stir rum into beans, ladle beans into bowls, and top with sour cream.

Cook's Note:

You can bake the beans in a covered, oven-proof pot at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 2 hours instead of simmering, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
11g Fat
50g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 999mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1026mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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