Texas Pinto Beans
  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teasppon seasoned salt
  1. Rinse beans and remove any stones. Place beans in large dutch oven and add enough water to cover by 3 inches. Soak beans overnight.
  2. Drain and set aside. In dutch oven, saute onion in bacon drippings, over medium heat. Add bacon, beans, and enough water to cover. Simmer, covered for 2 hours. Add seasonings, stir and cook, covered, an additional hour or until beans are tender. Remove lid during the last 30 minutes of cooking and allow beans to cook down until broth reaches desired consistency.