Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 9: Arizona Ranch Beans

I attempted to make these for dinner tonight, but I didn't get them started until 10:30, so they weren't even done until after the kids went to bed. Here are the ingredients:

I put them all in the crock pot, except the limes: 1 pound soaked pinto beans, 8 cups water, 1/2 pound cooked crumbled bacon, 2 tbsp. of the bacon drippings, a can of coarsely chopped tomatoes, 2 chopped onions, 2 minced garlic cloves, a can of diced green chilies, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. oregano, and 1/4 tsp. cumin:

I cooked it on low for 10 hours and served it seasoned with salt and lime juice:

We ended up having pizza for dinner, so this was our bedtime snack. These beans had a very comfort-food flavor, very homey. I liked them. It was a really big batch, and we have bean recipes for the next two days, so I hope we'll be able to eat them all. I really hope the kids like them!

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