Pot ‘O Beans

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!



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2 responses to “Pot ‘O Beans

  1. Jen Ben

    Beans and Rice with cornbread, yum!

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