Santa Maria-Style Pink Beans

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  • 1 pound(s) pink beans dried
  • 2 slice(s) bacon diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) ham diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) onion diced
  • 3/4 cup(s) tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup(s) red chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dry mustard


  1. Pick over beans to remove dirt and small stones; cover with water and let soak overnight in a large container.

  2. Drain, cover with fresh water and simmer 2 hours, or until tender (pintos may need longer).

  3. Sauté bacon and ham until lightly browned; add to beans.

  4. Sauté onions in bacon fat until lightly browned.

  5. Add garlic and sauté a minute or two longer.

  6. Drain most of liquid off beans and stir in sauce. Keep warm on low heat until ready to serve.
June 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by ChristyR93 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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