Tom Mix Cowboy Beans

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4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large kettle, add the beans and pour in water.
  2. You want the water to cover with enough water about 2 inches above beans.
  3. Cover and let stand overnight.
  4. Bring beans to a boil for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and cover for 1 hour or until tender.
  6. Drain the beans and add the 8 cups of water.
  7. Then add ham, onions, and garlic.
  8. Bring the water to a boil and cook the bean for 10 minutes.
  9. Then reduce the kettle’s heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  10. Then remove the ham.
  11. Allow the ham to cool, then cut into ½- inch pieces.
  12. Return ham to the kettle.
  13. You add the cumin, oregano, cilantro, and pepper next.
  14. Continue to simmer for an additional 1 hour.
  15. The beans should be very tender and with little liquid.
  16. If the beans become too dry, add a little water.
  17. If the beans are too soupy, continue to cook.
  18. Now is the time to add the salt.
  19. Cut limes into wedges and squeeze into beans.

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