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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:58 PM

6. beans are a staple around here, I never measure anything

about an inch and a half or so of picked beans, rinsed in the bottom of a large heavy pot (or crock pot)

one onion chopped rough, couple cloves of garlic if I have it

couple slices of bacon or a ham bone (or salt pork)

fill pot with water

bring to simmer/first boil and turn to lowest flame with a slight simmer going

simmer for 2 to 4 (or more) hours depending on age of beans and desired softness. stir occasionally, especially towards end of cook time. if you need to add more water, bring it to a boil and turn heat up under original pot - stir and then turn heat back down - do not let simmer stop or beans never seem to finish cooking

DO NOT add salt (other than what is contained in meat) until beans are done (and maple bacon makes disgusting pinto beans IMO)

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