Southern Pinto Beans Recipe


- 16 oz bag of dried pinto beans
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 4 cups of water
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 2 ham hocks (about a pound)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp black pepper (maybe a little more)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Salt to taste (wait and taste after cooking and add if needed because the pork can add enough salt)
- About a half a package of thick cut smoked ham, cut into 1 inch pieces (Optional if you like more meat in your beans)

The night before, sort and rinse your beans (removing any rocks or shriveled up, weird looking beans). Then in a big pot or bowl, add your beans and cover with water (at least a couple inches higher than the beans), cover and soak overnight/ until you're ready to cook them.

The next day, dump out your excess water and rinse your beans again. Then add them to a big stock pot.

Add all ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil,  reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid, stirring occasionally. Cook until beans are tender, about 1.5-2 hours. 

Remove ham hocks and cut the meat off the bone (I cut the fat off too but this is personal preference) and return to the pot. 
Southern Pinto Beans Recipe Southern Pinto Beans Recipe Reviewed by special recipes on January 19, 2024 Rating: 5

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