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How To Cook A Kettle Of Beans

Updated on October 5, 2009
Delicious Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks
Delicious Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks

Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks Recipe

If you want to know how to cook a kettle of beans well I'm about to give you one of the most delicious recipes you will ever taste. I strongly suggest you to soak your pintos overnight before cooking them the next day.Once you soak your beans over night pour the water off and wash them well under cold running water. Now place your pinto beans into a large stock pot and add the below.

1. 1 Cup Purple Sweet Onion Diced Fine.

2. 1 Cup Green Bell Pepper Diced Fine.

3. 1 Cup Celery Diced Fine.

4. 4 Fresh Ham Hocks Or Smoked Ham Hocks.

5. 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper.

6. 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt.

7. 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper.

Put all your ingredients in the pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2 hours stirring often. Now reduce your heat to low and cook 2 more hours. Be sure tha you stir your kettle of beans often.

Some people like to cut up a pound of Kielbasa Sausage into thin slices and fry it until brown. They then add the cooked sausage to the pot of beans in the last hour of cooking time.

Serve your beans over hot buttered rice and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

This is one of the best recipes ever to cook a kettle of beans. If you make these beans and you like beans I think you will find that these are some of the most delicious pintos you will ever eat. With the added Kielbasa Sausage this is also one of the best recipes for red beans and rice you will ever eat. We really like the red beans and rice served with Mexican Corn Bread. You can also if you wish serve sour cream , 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese , and chopped onions on the side. Some people love a spoon of Dukes Mayonnaise stirred up in their red beans.

Did you make this recipe for how to cook a kettle of beans? If so please post a comment below and let us all know how they turned out for you.

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      7 years ago

      Beans turned out good. Never messed with ham hocks before, but ended up pulling a lot of fat out of the pot by hand after it cooled down some. Beans still had a lot of yummy meat mixed in with them.

      With the cornbread they were downright scrumptious. In a way beans are beans, but to make this yummy cornbread from scratch for the first time was something I was pretty happy with. I cooked these two things yesterday and the house still smells good.

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      7 years ago

      I have never cooked a big pot of beans or even cornbread for that matter, but since they sounded good I thought I would give this recipe a try (along with the one for mexican cornbread). This is also the first time I have ever messed with ham hocks. Not sure how the meat will turn out when it is done - as in whether or not I will have to cut the meat off the bone or if it will come apart in the cooking process.

      The recipe itself looked simple enough, but there were a couple of things I was unsure of: the size of stock pot I would need, and how many beans. So I basically decided to go all out and get a big 22 quart stock pot from walmart made by Better Homes and Gardens. It seemed to be of decent quality stainless steel with a nice thick base. Also went ahead and got 2 lbs of pinto beans.

      Currently have it cooking on my stove about an hour into the cooking process. So far it smells amazing. The stock pot is a little on the large side since it is only about 1/3 full, but I also want to try the chili recipe and if that works then I may try doubling it up - which will make the larger pot worthwhile.

      Will report back later this evening when it's all said and done. Thanks for the good recipes.


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