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Pinto Beans

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Pinto Beans
2010-06-20 Other
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We grew up with a big pot of Pinto Beans cooking on the stove.

  • Servings: 20 or 30 probably (a big pot)
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: all day
  • Total Time: 10 or 12 Hours


5 lb Dried Pinto Beans Picked Cleaned, washed and sometimes soaked over night.
My Mom Usually Put Ours On Early & Always Started With Cold Water.
She Brought Them To a Rolling Boil & Dropped a Couple of Ham Hocks In.
She Turned The Burner Down & Simmered Them All Day.
Then She Made Hot Rolls, cinnamon rolls and a big pan of fried potatoes going.
She Always Served Some Sort of Green Leafy Vegetable In Bacon Grease & Hot Sauce or Vinegar.
Chow Chow Was a Favorite.


It was necessary to make sure they had plenty of water at all times so they wouldn't scorch. Sometime we had a meatloaf or tomatoes and macaroni. Then for dessert she made a German

Chocolate Cake from scratch or a couple of pies.

She loved having a garden I don't remember ever seeing a mix in our cupboard. When she started her rolls she started with 10 pounds if flour. Her bean pot was a large pressure cooker that didn't work any more It was very large. She always said if the beans rattle when you put the on the plate they aren't done.