How to make it

  • Wash all the salt off of the salt pork. Add salt pork, onion and garlic .
  • Adjust water level. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer
  • covered until beans are tender, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Add the salt and adjust the seasoning if necessary, and cook the beans, uncovered, for another 15 minutes.
  • In a skillet, cook the bacon gently until it is slightly browned.
  • Add the diced tomato meats with their juice, and stir in the chiles and cilantro.
  • Cook the tomato mixture over a fairly high heat for about 8 minutes, until it has thickened.
  • Add the tomato mixture to the beans and cook uncovered, over low heat for about 15 minutes. Serve in small individual bowls. as a soup.
  • * Note: Adding salt early in cooking the beans will prevent the beans from being tender.

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  • easttexascook 10 years ago
    I add chicken bouillion to mine and serve with fresh diced white onion and chopped cilantro on top. Also hot corn tortillas on the side as well.
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  • cdlsmith 13 years ago
    Thanks for the note about when to add the salt. I made plenty of hard beans in my day before I learned that secret.
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