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This is my simple version of pinto beans and ham. It's just a basic recipe with no frills. My husband always enjoys this version. Serve with cornbread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 hrs 5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
9 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 8 cups water and pinto beans to a boil in a large pot. Remove pot from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse before using.

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  • Transfer pinto beans to a slow cooker. Add ham bone, red onion, minced garlic, and ham base. Pour in remaining 6 cups of water, or enough to cover the beans.

  • Cool on Low until beans are tender, about 8 hours.

  • Remove the ham bone, shred meat, and add back to the beans. Discard the bone. Serve hot, seasoned with hot sauce, salt, and pepper.

Cook's Note:

I usually follow the quick-soak method instructions on the pinto bean package for expediency, but if you prefer to soak overnight, then follow that method.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 32.4g; fat 0.7g; sodium 184.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2020
Made as directed and these turned out good. A little thin but that is how I like my beans. These were simple and I liked that they were basic so that people can top them with whatever they want or nothing at all. My bowl got a generous shake of hot pepper sauce, chopped raw onion, and a splash of vinegar. Read More