Prairie-Fire Beans



12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 193
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 5.9 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrate 26.7 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 174 mg
Calcium 58 mg


1 pound dried pinto beans (about 2 cups)
8 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 small onion, peeled
4 bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil, and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain.

Return beans to pan; add 8 cups water, bay leaves, and small onion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain beans; discard bay leaves and onion.

Cook bacon slices in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon slices from pan, reserving the drippings. Add minced onion and garlic to pan, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add beans, bacon, beer, and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.