TK’s Pinto Beans

BG is under-the-weather today, so I thought I would make him some good old-fashioned pinto beans for when he returns to good health:

TK’s Pinto Beans                                                                                                                                                                                                         

INGREDIENTS:
1 4-lb. bag of dried pinto beans

1 jar of Roasted Red Peppers, chopped

1/2 large onion, chopped

1 small can Rotel

1/8 tsp. garlic powder ( or 1 clove of garlic)

Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Wash and sort to remove any bad beans or rocks.

2.  Add enough water to a heavy kettle to cover 3 times greater than the amount of beans.

3.  Add 2 tsp. salt per pound of beans. ( I shortened this)

4.  Boil beans for 2 minutes.

5.  Cover and remove from heat for 1 hour.

6.  Return to heat and add embellishments.  I added 1/2 large onion chopped, one bottle red roasted red peppers chopped, one small can of rotel, and 1/8 tsp. of garlic powder.  You could add ham hock or bacon or chicken broth, if you prefer.

7.  Bring to a boil.

8.  Reduce heat and simmer covered for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender.

Serve in a bowl, adding shredded cheese , plain yogurt and pepper, with a tortilla—yummy!

After the first meal, you can just use these beans for a base for ANYTHING & EVERYTHING!!!!

Enjoy!

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