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Pinto Beans & Ham

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Pinto beans slow cooked with ham and seasonings.


  • 1 pound dried pinto beans, sorted and washed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 to 8 ounces cooked ham, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


Cover beans with water and soak overnight; drain. Put beans in a large kettle; cover with fresh water and simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Drain.

Place beans in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker with water and remaining ingredients. Cover cooker and cook on low setting for 9 to 11 hours, or until beans are soft and done. Stir a couple of times during cooking and add more water if necessary. Serve with cornbread, rice, a green salad or slaw.
Serves 8 to 10.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Pinto beans and ham, Member Chancelund

Very easy to make. I followed the recipe and it took about 6 hours to cook. I used the quick soak method (boil beans in water for 2 minutes, cover and let sit off the heat for an hour) It was even better the next day!

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