Ranch Style Pinto Beans

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“This is a home-made and not a "can" version. Make it on a cold day, when you can spend some time in the kitchen. Guaranteed to please!”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pinto beans in large pot, cover with water, bring to rapid boil, cover and set aside.
  2. In another large pot, add olive oil and sautee onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and pepper.
  3. Add spices and simmer an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse pinto beans and add to vegetable mixture, along with ham hocks.
  5. Add chicken broth to cover contents.
  6. Cover and simmer, adding more chicken broth if needed, until beans are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 2 hours.
  7. Re-season with spices, as needed.
  8. Cut and flake meat from hocks into bean mixture.
  9. Serve as a side dish, or in tortilla shells with salsa and sour cream or with your favorite red or green sauce.

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