Tom Mix Cowboy Beans

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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