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Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

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Corena

These beans turn out fabulous in the slow cooker! I developed this recipe after finding too many hard beans after cooking with a pot on the stove.

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  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1348 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cover pinto beans with water in a large bowl; allow beans to soak overnight.
  2. Place onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic, Black Forest ham, soaked pinto beans, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, and lard in a slow cooker.
  3. Pour enough chicken broth into the slow cooker to cover the other ingredients.
  4. Cook on High until beans are very tender, 5 to 6 hours.
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Reviews

Lillydee
37
10/13/2012

I used the seasonings in this recipe and thought the flavor was delicious. I did use a ham shank instead of diced ham, and kale instead of bell pepper and added carrots too, since thats what I had on hand. I the veg up in the FP and added the last 2 hrs of 7 hrs in the slow cooker. My son came home to these and hamemade bread and butter..a comfort meal made in heaven...yummm

jessica
32
5/11/2012

this was good i soaked my beans over night and didnt use green pepper i didnt have any but it was great

Samantha
29
5/22/2012

The beans were soft, but the recipe was too spicy for my kids. Next time, I will not use as much cumin and add some sweetness to compliment the ham.