Best Pinto Beans

Southern Living
Makes 8 servings


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1 pound fresh pinto beans, sorted and rinsed*
1 smoked ham hock
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
Dash of red hot sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Hot cooked rice


Place beans in a large Dutch oven, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook, uncovered, 30 minutes. Drain.

Add ham hock, tomatoes, broth, and next 10 ingredients to Dutch oven with beans; cook 55 minutes or until beans are tender. Serve over rice.

*Dried pinto beans may be substituted for fresh.

Created date

June 2003