Prairie-Fire Beans

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 193
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.7g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 2.5mg
  • Sodium: 174mg
  • Calcium: 58mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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