Slow-Cooked Zesty Pinto Beans

A simple can of tomatoes with green chiles gives a spirited kick to pinto beans cooked slow with ham, garlic, and brown sugar.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 12 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
(16-oz.) pkg. (3 1/4 cups) dried pinto beans, sorted, rinsed
2
cups water
1
cup chopped onions (2 medium)
1/2
cup finely chopped cooked ham
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
tablespoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 In large saucepan, combine beans and 10 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender but still firm, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Drain beans, discarding water. Place beans in 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker. Add 2 cups water and all remaining ingredients except tomatoes; mix well.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 8 hours.
  • 4 Add tomatoes; mix well. Cover; cook an additional 1 to 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
    Calories
    125
    (
    Calories from Fat
    10),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    1g
    1%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    9g
    9%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    16%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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