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Pinquito Beans

Wash beans thoroughly and let soak overnight.* Put beans and ham hocks in pot and cover with water. While the beans and ham hocks are boiling, chop onion and garlic and cook in a skillet with vegetable oil until the onions are translucent. Add the chili powder and tomato sauce and simmer for 15 or 20 minutes.

When the beans are half done, add the sauce, salt and pepper and continue to boil until done. This will take about 3 hours. Serves about 20 people.

*Instead of soaking overnight, you can cover the beans with water, bring them to a boil then turn off the heat. Let them cool to room temperature, then drain that water off. Continue with the rest of the recipe.

Also note that S&W sells canned Pinquito beans. You can substitute them for the dry beans, but they are already cooked, so you have to take that into account.

Pinquito Beans