Slow Cooker Pinto Beans Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 310 MINUTES

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  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 lb ham hocks
  • 1 lb dry pinto beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Paula Deen's House Seasoning, to taste


Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans and dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.


Pre-soak ham in a separate pot, for between 2 and 24 hours, depending on how salty you want your stock to be. Add ham-hock to slow cooker with beans and pour in ham stock into. Add more water until ham hock is completely covered.


Finish by adding onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well. Season to taste with House Seasoning, cover the pot, and cook on high for 5 hours.

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans


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Peggy 11/8/2014
Remember beans s

Remember beans should be BOILED VIGOROUSLY FOR 15 MINUTES to destroy the toxin phytohemagglutinin before simmering. Cooking beans constantly at low temperature, as in a slow cooker, can increase their toxicity five-fold. Try it on high only and drain the water it soaks in... as it shows on this recipe.

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