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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crock pot winner

I made these for our Father's Day pot luck and they were wonderful:)

Paula Deen's Pinto Beans

    1 pound dry pinto beans
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 pound ham hocks, or 1/4 pound streak o' lean
    4 cups water
    1 onion, chopped

    Pepper Garlic Powder
Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans and dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.

If using ham hock: Pre-soak ham in a separate pot, for at least 2, or refrigerated up to 24 hours, depending on how salty you want your stock to be. Add ham hock to slow cooker with beans and pour in ham soaking liquid. Add more water until ham hock is completely covered.

If using streak o' lean: Cut into cubes, brown in a skillet, and place the meat and any rendered fat in the slow cooker with beans. Pour 4 cups water into pot.

Add onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well. Season, to taste, with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder cover the pot, and cook on high (around six hours) until beans are very tender,
Note: I didn't use steak or ham hock but added some ketchup.


Nancy said...

I am definitely going to print this out and try it: I love beans and ham hocks. I even have some hocks in the freezer. Yum!

Bev said...

Yummy... I love beans!!

Lady Di Tn said...

Sounds good and easy. Yeah. Peace

Dana said...

They look delicious! I think my husband would love them.

Thanks for your comment. I've been overwhelmed since having the baby, but I'm back now. I posted today and hope to post as often as I can. I missed your posts!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I haven't had pinto beans in FOREVER! This makes me hungry for some.

Stephanie Faris said...

I've always been afraid to try any of Paula Deen's recipes, but this one seems not so bad for you!

Granny Annie said...

I'm so hungry right now that I could eat that picture. Love pinto beans!

kathy b said...

mmm we love beans here..will try yours thanks