Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid
Cowboy Beans
Total:
2 hr 22 min
Active:
7 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 22 min
Active:
7 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pinto beans, cleaned, soaked overnight in a non-reactive bowl and drained; liquid discarded
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 whole jalapeno chile
  • 5 cups water
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped white onion,
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces pork chorizo, casing removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large saucepan, bring the soaked beans, ham hock, bay leaf, garlic, jalapeno, and 5 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender. If the beans absorb too much water, add 1 cup of water after 1 hour and continue cooking (Beans mixture should remain soupy while cooking). Turn off the heat.

Cook the bacon in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until almost crisp, about 10 minutes. Add onion and cook for about 3 minutes or until translucent. Transfer bacon and onion mixture to the pot with the beans. Wipe pan clean. In same pan cook chorizo over medium heat until crisp, about 1 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chorizo and drain on paper towels. Add to the beans. Season lightly with salt, if necessary. Stir the beans over medium-high heat until heated through. Remove the bay leaf and ham hock and discard. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Cook's Note: In place of soaking the beans, you can use 3 (15-ounce) cans rinsed and drained pinto beans. Proceed as above but reduce the cooking time to 1 hour.

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