How do you cook your pinto beans?

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    I soak mine, then when most of the skins come loose after a day of soaking, I slowly cook them in chicken broth..not water. But first I saute some minced onion, garlic, ham squares in little bites, then I add the beans. Salt and pepper of course, sometimes I add a tad of worchestershire sause for a slight extra umph.

    How do you cook yours? (We are not fans of sweet beans).
     
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    I omit the salt and pepper if I add diced Spam. I don't like ham hocks because its mostly fat..not meat.
     
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    But hocks add lots of flavor. Try a pressure cooker.
     
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    A pound of pintos in the crock pot and the right amount of water for the soak. A pound of beef carnitas, half cup of jalipeno, half cup of onion, chili powder, cumino powder and two beef bullion cubes, no salt. Cook to done. For me that's just a bit aldente.
     
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    my life is hockless. Are there lambhocks?
     
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    One at a time.

    (pretty much guarantees I'll never have to eat a bowl full)
     
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    Yup. And goat. A guy I work with has a wife that feeds the hell out of him. They use goat.
     
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    Soak them overnight, boil for an hour, drain, boil for another hour, drain, sautee onions, celery, and bell pepper. Add to the beans. Score a ham shank with a knife and add it, then bring to a boil. Put it in the crock pot on low for 6 to 8 hours, adding salt until you get it like you want it. Add any other spices during the last hour of cooking. If you're gonna use them for chili, cook the beans without the vegetables and use a ham hock instead of a shank or neither.
     
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    I buy canned pinto beans, drain the juice and use bacon grease. Little salt little pepper.
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