Texamerican Crockpot Pinto Beans

I make these beans often instead of baked beans.  Baked beans have a large amount of sugar and since my husband is diabetic, this recipe is a better side dish.

Texamerican Crockpot Pinto Beans

Serves 8-10

1 lb. dry pinto beans

1 onion, chopped

1/2 lb. bacon, chopped

1 Tbsp. granulated garlic

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. cumin

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbsp. salt

20160703_070934.jpgRinse the beans and cover with water to soak overnight.

20160703_120541Rinse thoroughly after overnight soaking.  Place the beans in a crock pot.

Chop one onion.  Slice half a pound of bacon into pieces.

In a skillet, cook off the bacon.  When the bacon is done, add the chopped onion and cook until soften.

20160703_122741.jpgAdd the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, oregano and black pepper in the crock pot.  Do not add salt.

20160703_123116Add the cooked bacon and onion in the crock pot with the bacon drippings.

Pour 5 cups of water on top of the beans.  Cook for 4-6 hours on high or low for 6-8 hours. Check the beans at 4 hours.  If not tender, continue cooking and check every 30 minutes. Add the salt when the beans are tender and not before.  If you add salt in with the beans too soon, they will not become tender.

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About Karen Ann Lockyer

At the age of 21, I married my husband, AC and moved from Texas to Florida. I was a long way from home and missed my family. So I began cooking the recipes my Mom had cooked. I quickly became a Mom and wanted to give my children the same experience I had growing up with meals around the dinner table every night. I started with the classics like chicken and dumplings, pot roast, chicken enchiladas and desserts. Every good meal has to end with something sweet. Now my children, Lauren, 22 and AJ, 20 are grown. I spend my time in the kitchen expanding my cooking skills and writing down recipes. I am here to share with you the recipes I grew up on and the ones my kids and AC love. I also travel with AC on his business trips and try to find great restaurants and food along the way. I attribute my love for cooking and food to my family who always encourage me and enjoy being my guinea pigs.
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2 Responses to Texamerican Crockpot Pinto Beans

  1. Janet says:

    Those beans along with the everything else was delcious last night. Loved the twist on the gooey butter bars/ strawberry cake..

    Liked by 1 person

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