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Rancho Beans

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Category: Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Pinto or Pink Beans
  • 1 Ham Hock
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic; minced
  • 3 ts Pure Chile Powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


Pick over beans for debris; rinse well and drain. Place in a 4 quart pot
and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, simmer 3 minutes. Remove from
heat, cover, and let soak for at least 4 hours.

Pour off water. Add 5 cups fresh water, or just enough to cover beans.
Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to maintain a gentle bubbling. Add ham
bone, onion and garlic. Partially cover (a whisper of steam should escape.)
Cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until beans are not sticking; give them a stir.
Keep a kettle with hot water on stove if cooking liquid drops below the
level of the beans, add no more than 1/2 cup water.

When beans are tender, add chile powder, salt and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes
longer. Scoop out 2 cups beans with a little cooking liquid. Roughly puree
in blender on low speed. Stir puree back into beans and cook for a few
minutes, stirring, until beans have thickened.

Per serving: 200 calories, 12 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat, 4 mg
sodium, 16 g fiber, no cholesterol.

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