March 7, 2017

Pinto Beans with Pork Neck Bones

On the Menu Today~
Pinto Beans with Pork Neck Bones
{Slow Cooker}

A real 'stick-to-your-ribs' kinda recipe.
Comfort food at it's best.
This recipe is perfect on a cold, wintery day,
when you're pretty sure summer is never going to come again....

Pinto Beans with Pork Necks can be served with long grain rice,
mashed potatoes or extra wide egg noodles.
It's all good!

Hey, get back here!!
Don't run away!!
Don't let the long list of ingredients and
the long directions scare you away...
This recipe is well worth the time and effort it takes to make.
It's delicious, nutritious and very economical.

Steps 1 through 5 can be done a day or two in advance,
so most of the prep work will be already done on 'cook day'
This recipe makes enough to feed a family of two, four or six.
(depending on your family's appetites)

Pinto Beans with Pork Neck Bones 

  • 1 pound pinto beans, sorted
  • 6 cups water, to cover beans
  • 4 pounds pork neck bones, cleaned and rinsed
  • water to cover pork neck bones
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 7 cups water or stock (chicken, pork or vegetable)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion and garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice, follow package directions
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Place sorted pinto beans into a large bowl. Cover with 6 cups water.
  2. Let beans soak 8 to 12 hours or overnight.
  3. Pour beans and water into a large saucepan. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for   one hour. Remove from heat and drain. Set aside.
  4. In a large kettle, add cleaned and rinsed pork neck bones. Cover with water.
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat, drain.
  6. Heat oven to 400ยบ Place pork necks on a large baking sheet. Roast in oven for 30 minutes.
  7. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.
  8. Place the onion mixture, pork neck bones, beans, water or stock, apple cider vinegar and remaining seasonings in a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. About two hours before the cooking time is completed, remove the pork neck bones from the slow cooker and let them cool enough to handle. Remove the meat and discard the bones and fat from the neck bones. Chop or shred the meat and return it back to the slow cooker, turn the slow cooker to high and cook until the beans are completely tender or for an additional hour.
  9. Serve the pork and pinto beans over cooked rice. Garnish with parsley flakes.

Beans, Pork, Onion, Carrots, Celery, Casserole
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