Southern Pinto Beans... simple and delicious.... a favorite on the menu at Cracker Barrel... it's a staple in many Southern kitchens ... and so easy to make.
Honestly.. this is Warren's favorite... not mine.. oh I'm a bean fan.. but I prefer mine with spice... but this is a great tried and true recipe... if you like Cracker Barrel's Pinto Beans.. then this recipe is for you.
Not many tips here... keep it simple.. don't complicate it.. and you'll be just fine.
Use dried beans not canned.... healthier, no preservatives... and cheaper.. you can't beat that.
When you soak the beans overnight... most if not almost all the water will be absorbed into the beans... it's supposed to be like that.
Serve these with chopped raw onion and/or pickle relish and homemade cornbread on the side.
Recipe: Crock Pot Southern Pinto Beans
All you need:
1 pound bag of dried pinto beans
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 pound country ham slice, diced
All you need to do:
Put the beans in a large bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak overnight.
In the morning, dump the beans into a crock pot. Add the diced ham, garlic powder and onion powder. Add enough water to cover the beans.
Cook on low for 9 hours or about 4 hours on high or until beans are tender.
Add salt to taste if desired.
Serve with chopped onion and pickle relish.