Post by Chris in NM on Nov 15, 2009 13:21:08 GMT -6
Chris's Chuckwagon Beans
1 lb. dried navy or pinto beans - your choice 6 c. water 1 lg. onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lg. green bell pepper, chopped 1 lb. ground beef salt to taste 1/2 tsp. oregano crumbled 1/4 tsp. red pepper or less 8 oz. tomato sauce
Pick over beans and rinse well. Combine beans and water in a large kettle. bring to boiling; cover; cook 2 min. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hr. Drain in colander. Add beans and the 6 c. water to crock pot. Brown ground beef in a large skillet, when mostly browned add onion, garlic and green pepper in pan drippings. remove with lotted spoon to cooker. Add beef mixture and beans to crock pot, then stir in spices and sauce. Add more water, if necessary to bring liquid level above beans. Cook on low 10 hrs. or on high for 6 hrs, or until beans are tender.