One of the simplest dishes to make is a “pot o beans”, as my dad would call it and I’ve NEVER made any….til now. Last summer Dave made his best version yet of a pot o beans. I’ve been craving them so much that I decided to make them the way Dave did last summer. They were pretty decent for my first time ’round.
See below for the general recipe, I can’t share all of Dave’s secrets 😉
I’d love any tips on styling a bowl of beans for presentation….I could’ve at least topped them with some fresh tomatoes to brighten it up….next time 🙂
Dave’s Pot ‘O Beans Recipe:
1 lb. bag of pinto beans
1 smoked turkey leg for flavor (the grocery store should have them pre-cooked)
1 handful of fresh cilantro
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1 poblano pepper chopped & de-seeded
2 jalapeno peppers (whole-less spicy, cut up-extra spicy)
2 dried bay leaves
add the following to your liking:
salt, pepper, chopped garlic, pinto bean seasoning
& other various herbs & spices for depth of flavor and heat
In a large bowl, soak the beans in water (overnight for about 5-6 hr cooking time the next day). When ready to cook beans, chop vegetables and drain beans. Place in a large crockpot with smoked turkey leg, chopped veggies, herbs & spices. Fill crockpot with water, about 2 inches over the beans. Cook on high for about 3 hours and then on low for about 3 hours. Stir as needed. Add water and extra spices as needed.
Serve alone with yummy bread of choice or as a side with your favorite entree!