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Pork and Pinto Beans

"I first tasted this dish at an office potluck, and now I serve it often when company comes," says Darlene Brenden, a Salem, Oregon field editor. "I set out an array of toppings and let everyone fix their own taco salad."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + standing Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds), halved
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 5 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 packages (10-1/2 ounces each) corn tortilla chips or 30 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • Chopped green onions, sliced ripe olives, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or shredded lettuce

Directions

  • Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened.
  • Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, carrots, celery, water, chilies, chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano and pepper. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 hours longer or until beans are tender.
  • Remove meat, shred with two forks and return to slow cooker. With a slotted spoon, serve meat mixture over corn chips or in tortillas; serve with toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 1000 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1383mg sodium, 131g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 32g fiber), 55g protein.

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