Stove-Top Pinto Beans Recipe

As the author writes this Stove-Top Pinto Beans recipe, a pot of them is simmering to perfection on the woodstove.

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Pinto beans

Salt and pepper
Chopped onion
4 slices bacon 

Rinse beans well and place in pan. Cover completely with hot water and set aside to soak overnight.

Drain, rinse again and place back in pan. Add salt, pepper, chopped onion and bacon. Again, cover with hot water, making sure the water is a few inches above the beans. Place pot on back part of stove. I place ours very close to the flue pipe. Hot or cool spots vary from woodstove to woodstove.

Simmer beans for 8 to 10 hours, or until tender, checking every hour or two to make sure there is enough water on them. If it seems low, add a little boiling water and stir.

Seasoning for pinto beans is really personal preference. They cook just as they would on your regular stove, only they simmer much slower, which improves the flavor.

  • Published on Feb 10, 2011
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