Monday, June 27, 2011

Pinto Beans

Pinto Bean Ingredients

This recipe calls for:
2 Cups Dry Pinto Beans
8 Cups Water
1 Tablespoon Salt
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Small Jalapeno Pepper
2 Slices of Bacon

First Step: Washing Pinto Beans

First, place the 2 cups of dry Pinto Beans on the counter and pick out any of them that don't look appetizing. Then throw out the bad beans and put the good ones into a strainer and rinse them off thoroughly.

Second Step: Boiling Pinto Beans

Next, in a sauce pan bring the Pinto Beans to a boil for five minutes. Then remove them from the burner and let them sit for an hour.

Third Step: Draining Pinto Beans

Once they have sat for an hour, strain the water off of them. If the skins of the beans are flaking off, that is ok, they are supposed to do that.

Fourth Step: Peppers and Garlic

Now take your small Jalapeno pepper and remove the seeds by cutting down the side and scraping them out.

Then take the 3 cloves of garlic and remove the husks from them.

Do not chop up either of these ingredients.

Fifth Step: Crock Pot

Now put the following ingredients in a crock pot and set the dial on medium heat:
2 Cups Boiled Pinto Beans
8 Cups Hot Water
1 Tablespoon Salt
3 Cloves Garlic
1 JalapeƱo Pepper
2 Slices of Bacon
It should take approximately 8 hours on medium heat for the beans to cook through. The beans should come to a very low boil. If they begin to go into a rolling boil, turn them down. If your water starts boiling away, add more water. After the first time you cook pinto beans, you will be able to determine the correct setting on your crock pot to maintain a low boil.

Pinto Beans

8 hours later, your beans will be done! We usually cook them over night.