Tom Mix Cowboy Beans
Makes 8 servings:
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Time: 3-1/2 to 4 hours
In a large kettle, add the beans and pour in water.
You want the water to cover with enough water about 2 inches above
Cover and let stand overnight.
On the other hand, bring beans to a boil for 2
minutes. Remove from
heat and cover for 1 hour or until tender.
Drain the beans and add the 8 cups of water.
Then add ham, onions, and garlic.
Bring the water to a boil and cook the bean for 10
Then reduce the kettle's heat to low and
for 2 hours.
Then remove the ham.
Allow the ham to cool, then cut into 1/2 - inch
Return ham to the kettle. You
add the cumin, oregano, cilantro, and pepper next.
Continue to simmer
for an additional 1 hour. The
beans should be very tender and with little liquid.
(If the beans to become too dry, add a little water.
If the beans are too soupy, continue to cook.)
Now is the time to add the salt.
Cut limes into wedges and squeeze into beans.
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