June 2013:  Mom's Marvelous Pinto Beans

Mom's Marvelous Pinto Beans

16 oz pinto beans
2 - 3 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
salt & pepper to taste

Put beans in large pot and add enough water to cover beans with 2 inches extra on top.  Bring to a boil, cut off heat, and let sit (covered with lid) for one hour.

After beans have soaked for one hour:

(1) Add the remaining ingredients as well as extra water (there should be approximately 2 inches extra water above the bean level) and slowly bring to a boil.

(2) Turn down heat & let simmer for 35 - 40 minutes (or until beans are to the firmness of  your liking).

Tastes great with any meal!
Serves 10 - 12.

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