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Prairie-Fire Beans

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.