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Cowpoke Beans
This recipe was used by a chef I worked for and still enjoy feeding to my crew at home. This was served as a side dish for a Mardi Gras feast. You can also make this for vegetarian by omitting the bacon. A little of the favor is missing, but it still has a kick.

Recipe Type: Side Dish

Serves:


Prep Time:
700 min.
Cook Time:
20 min.
Total Time:
720 min.


Ingredients:

pounddry pinto beans
slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
 ½
teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
clove garlic, chopped
tablespoonbutter
cupchopped onion
1 ⅔
cupcanned stewed tomatoes
 ¼
cupchopped fresh parsley
 ½
teaspoonground cumin
 ½
teaspoondried marjoram
1 ¼
tablespoonchili powder
teaspoonsalt


Directions:

1. Soak pinto beans overnight with plenty of water to cover. Drain, remove to a large cooking pot, and cover with fresh water. Add the bacon, red chile flakes, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 3 hours.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in butter until tender. Add the tomatoes, parsley, cumin, marjoram, and salt. Simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes to blend the flavors.
3. When beans are tender, drain off any remaining water. Pour in the tomato mixture, and simmer for an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

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