1 package (11 ounces) pinto beans, cut and soaked in plenty of water overnight
1 liter chicken broth
1 liter water
1 onion, halved or diced
Smoked ham in half (about a pound total)
2 bay leaves optional
1 teaspoon black pepper, plus more flavors
1 teaspoon garlic powder, plus more to taste
Salt to taste
Put the soaked beans, chicken broth, water, onion, pork veins, and bay leaf (if using) in a large saucepan.Bring the milk to a boil, simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are soft and tender, about 1.5 hours.
Season with black pepper, garlic powder and salt. serves.++ Note: This recipe uses the whole bag of beans that I bought. The yield is large, but it can be expanded by a small amount.In this recipe, you can also use smoked turkey instead of pork.