In a heavy stockpot, combine the beans, bacon ends and 4 cups cold water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the flame to low and cook until the beans are tender, about 5 hours, adding water if needed so the beans don't dry out. Add the chili powder and season with salt.
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Recipe courtesy of Snow's BBQ, Lexington, TX