MammaK's Pinto Beans with Ground Beef
My mother made this recipe for pinto beans with ground beef for us as kids and I have used it many times in feeding my 4 boys. When the space shuttle fell, our small town filled up overnight with searchers for the space shuttle debris, and this is one of the recipes that I used to help feed the masses. It was a hit every time. We served it with cornbread and a side salad for a complete meal or over a bed of rice. My mom would top off a bowl of this with homemade sweet salsa. Yum!
Soak pinto beans as directed on the individual package instructions.
You can use crushed tomatoes instead of diced, and garlic powder instead of minced garlic. Ground pork, or a mix of both pork and beef, is also a great variation.
This recipe freezes well and is still great as leftovers the next day.
If using a slow cooker, cook on High for 5 to 6 hours.