How to make it

  • - Sauté onion and bacon until onion softens.
  • - Add remaining ingredients.
  • - Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 HOURS, until beans are mostly tender ADDING WATER IF its level drops below top of beans.
  • - Pick out any bad (floating) beans, skim any surface foam.
  • - If you don't have any Refried Beans, remove approx. 1/2 cup cooked beans, mash and return to pot and stir in. *
  • - Serve with piping hot hot-water cornbread, spooned over "Fideos", or with Bread & Butter Sandwiches.
  • ********** SUBSTITUTIONS : ***********
  • * INSTEAD OF the Bacon Ends Use 1 pound of heavy-smoked HAM ends, or 2 lbs. (about 4) HAM HOCKS, (the bone marrow improves richness… make sure to retain it back into the pot).
  • * Do not sauté onions - just add to pot.
  • * Use 1 Tbsp. Epazote instead of the Soda.
  • * Use 1-14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes in place of the chopped Roma Tomato, and reduce water by 1/2 cup.
  • * Use 1/2 tsp. Zatarain's Liquid Shrimp & Crab Boil in place of the Hot Sauce.
  • * Use 1 – 9 oz. can Fritos Bean Dip instead of the Refritos

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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Delicious beans, loved the addition of tomatoes. Forgot the refried beans, but I'll remember next time :) Added this to the IMI group ----------> Pinto Beans And Ham Hocks
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Oh yeah Arkansas soul food ha. Thanks
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