Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans Recipe

 

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Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans

Pinquito beans can be finicky and time consuming to make. But we promise, they’re well worth the effort.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 11 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pinquito beans
  • 1 strip Bacon diced
  • 1/2 cup Ham diced
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1/4 cup Red Chile Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  • Place the dry beans in a strainer and remove any stones.
  • Rinse beans and place them in a pot. Fill with water, and allow beans to soak overnight.
  • Drain beans through a strainer, then place back in a pot with fresh water.
  • Simmer over low-medium heat for 2 hours or until tender.
  • In a separate pan, saute bacon and ham until lightly browned.
  • Add garlic to ham and bacon; sauté 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • Add tomato puree, chile sauce, sugar, mustard and salt to pan with ham and bacon. Stir and let combine for 2-3 minutes over low-medium heat. Remove from heat.
  • Drain most of the liquid off beans and then stir in the sauce. Simmer all together for 30 minutes. Keep warm until ready to serve.

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