Pinto beans, country ham slice, chopped onion, little black pepper....gonna simmer it for about 3 hours. any tips... also post your beans
Finally a thread about real cooking I can relate to.
Did you pre-soak your beans or just throw them in dry?
My favorite bulk additions would be carrots, onions, potatoes, more meats (cooked sausage is always good) and tomatoes. Other beans mix well, even split peas or lentils.
For flavor, definitely some MSG-like stuff. Soy sauce in place of salt. Strong flavors like garlic and hot chili powder. Curry powder. Go wild, beans absorb flavors!
I made this last night
3 oz chink of bacon diced
.5" sliced of white onion diced
Half a small tomato diced
1 can 16 oz pinto beans drained and rinsed the gooey mess off.
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
Dash of salt and pepper
Can of beans filled with water and one chicken bouillon cube.
I just sauteed the bacon tomato onion and spices and dumped in the beans and stock liquid. I boiled the mixture and simmered for 20 minutes. It was so damn good. It tasted like some rudimentary frijoles charros beans
I brought them to a rolling boil then turned them to low, if I had known I was going to be cooking them today I would have soaked them overnight,...I may add carrots later, and im going to have potatoes fried in olive oil later as a side, wish I had some jalapenos to add in, I have chili powder but don't want it to taste like chili..
Keep in mind your beans will taste better tomorrow. It takes a whole day for the flavors to come together, so snack on other shit today and enjoy them tomorrow when they are twice as good