Originally Posted by Bigdog
For me, simplicity is the key:
Start by browning 1 lb. of bacon cut into bite size pieces. Add a whole large onion diced. Cook until clear and add a whole garlic, diced. Cook until onions are carmelized. Add this marvelous trinity to a pot of pintos that you soaked all night. Most of the time I will start to precook the beans in beer for an hour or two. I also add a pint of green chilies at this point. Season with a layer of fresh ground black pepper. Add salt or other spices to taste. Simmer this all day long and enjoy. For extra good beans, place in a vertical smoker below a butt or a brisket. Yumms.
a whole head of garlic, or a clove?
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa
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Shut up, and cook!!!!