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Boyd's Pinto Beans

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"Southern Style Pintos"
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3 h 5 m servings 75
Original recipe yields 24 servings (6 cups)


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  1. Place the pinto beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Or, bring the beans and water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Once boiling, turn off the heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse before using.
  2. Bring the neck bones to a boil with 4 cups of water in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-high; simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the drained beans into the simmering water with the neck bones; add additional water to just cover the beans. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 hour. Make sure that the water level continues to cover the beans as they cook; use more water as needed. After 1 hour, stir in the shortening; continue simmering until the beans are tender, about 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 75 calories; 1.3 11.8 4.1 0 2 Full nutrition

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With my changes, this is a 5 star pinto bean recipe. I changed it up a bit by using chicken broth for the water and just put the dry beans (that had been washed and picked over) into the crockp...

this recipe has no seasoning to it other than the smoked pork. it needs salt and pepper, garlic, onion and chili powder just to start getting the southern flavors. also the addition of shortenin...

Pinto beans can also be cooked with a ham hock, salt pork or a big glob of bacon grease. They should be cooked at a hard boil (adding water as needed) for about 3 1/2 hrs or until fork tender....

I used this basic recipe and the advice from other reviewers and came out with the best pot of beans on the planet! I used 1 smoked ham hocks, 1 onion, 7 cloves of garlic, and chicken stock. I f...

Great basic pinto recipe! Smoked neck bones are very salty, don't add salt until you taste the broth. We liked them as is, great comfort food for us bean change the recipe up one mi...