Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cowboy Beans

Soak 2 cups rinsed and cleaned pinto or navy (small white) beans overnight in 6 cups water. Use the soaking water for cooking.

2 medium onions, sliced
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 lb. ham or 4 ham hocks

Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours, then add:
2 cups tomatoes
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup chopped peppers, either red or green
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Simmer 2 more hours. Season with salt, pepper, and Accent to taste.

Testing comment: We liked it. It was a little like baked beans, because of the sweetness, but a little like chili.

(Source: "Basic Food Storage Cookbook", South Jordan Utah River Stake, 2003, pg. 13)

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