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Tom Mix Cowboy Beans

Where To TailgateMakes 8 servings: 
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 3-1/2 to 4 hours



  1. In a large kettle, add the beans and pour in water.  You want the water to cover with enough water about 2 inches above beans.  

  2. Cover and let stand overnight.  

  3. On the other hand, bring beans to a boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and cover for 1 hour or until tender.

  4. Drain the beans and add the 8 cups of water.  

  5. Then add ham, onions, and garlic.  

  6. Bring the water to a boil and cook the bean for 10 minutes.  

  7. Then reduce the kettle's heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.  Then remove the ham.  

  8. Allow the ham to cool, then cut into 1/2 - inch pieces.  

  9. Return ham to the kettle.  You add the cumin, oregano, cilantro, and pepper next.

  10. 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.  

  11. If the beans are too soupy, continue to cook.)  

  12. Now is the time to add the salt.  

  13. Cut limes into wedges and squeeze into beans.

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