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Unread 04-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #12
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I've copied and saved all of the ones posted so far. I like beans.

Here's my lazy method. Crock pot.

1 lb. dried pinto beans
1 medium onion chopped
5 cloves garlic minced
1 bay leaf
chicken stock (about 6 cups to start)
Any left over smoked meat I've got in the freezer. I've been making a lot of sausage lately leaving meaty pork bones. I save these in a bag in the freezer until the pit gets fired up. Thaw the bones out and smoke them for bean flavoring.

1 fresh Jalapeno finely chopped
1 Tablespoon ground de arbol chili
1 Tablespoon cumin seeds fresh toasted then ground
Couple of twists of fresh ground black pepper
Salt to taste

Wash and sort beans. Put in crock pot with the smoked pork bones or whatever else you choose and add chicken stock to cover, onions, garlic and bay leaf.
Cook until beans are tender but not mush. Add chicken stock or water as needed to keep beans covered.

When beans are tender add the seasonings and cook another few hours.
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