Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
Pinto beans. Dirt cheap. Simple comfort food made in the slow cooker.
Dovetailing tip: Make extra pinot beans in the crockpot. These make excellent refried beans. You will need 2 cups of beans to use in the Meal 4 Bean Burritos. Save money. Save time.
|1 pound||dry pinto bean, sorted and rinsed|
|6 cups||beef or chicken broth|
|1/2 pound||bacon chopped, then cooked|
|1 to 2 tablespoon||reserved bacon drippings|
|1||bay leaf (only if vegetarian)|
|1 1/2 teaspoons||sea salt (add more if desired)|
|pepper to taste|
In a pot or bowl, add warm water covering the sorted and rinsed beans by two inches. Let soak overnight.
The next day, drain and rinse the beans, and add to a crockpot.
Add 6 cups broth as well as bacon and bacon drippings. Add the bay leaf.
Cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
After beans are tender, add salt and pepper to taste.