Red Chile Pinto Beans

Ingredients:

4 Cups Pinto Beans Dried

Ham Hock/Ham Bone (optional but delish!)

Chicken Stock - 32oz

1 Onion, diced

2 Garlic Cloves, pressed

1 Tbsp Salt

2 Tsp Cumin

1-2 Tsp FCC Hatch Red Chile Powder

Posole Seasoning - to taste (optional)

Directions:

Rinse beans really well. Sort out halves and anything not whole bean. Soak over night in water and cover. Drain next morning and put into crockpot. Add in the ham hock/bone if desired. Cover beans with an inch of chicken stock (may need extra water to get them fully covered). Cook on low for 7-8hrs. In a skillet saute the onion and add in garlic for last 30 seconds to saute it as well. Remove Ham hock from crockpot. Add into the crockpot of cooked beans onions, garlic, salt, cumin and Hatch Red Chile Powder to season - OR 1 Tbsp of Posole Seasoning and 1 Tsp Hatch Red Chile Powder. 

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