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Baby Back Ribs
Barbecue Chicken
Pork Butt
Beef Brisket
Pork Spare Ribs
Brunswick Stew
Pork Tenderloin
Buffalo Wings
Hot Links
Pigs Feet
Baked Beans
Fried Chicken
Fried Pork Chops
Oxtails
Roast Beef Hash
Smothered Spare Ribs
Salmon Croquette
Catfish/Hush Puppies
Neck Bones
Collard Greens
Turnips Greens
Black Eyed Peas
Lima Beans
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Steamed Cabbage
Rutabagas
Fried Corn
String/Snap Beans
Fried Green Tomatoes
Corn Bread
Crackling Bread
Hoe Cake Corn Bread
Banana Pudding
Bread Pudding
Peach Cobbler
Sweet Potato Cobbler
Peach Cobbler
Rice Pudding

Pinto Beans


Ingredients:
1. 3 Ham hocks
2. 1 package of dried pinto beans
3. 1one medium onion
4. 3 stalks Celery
5. 1Bell pepper
6. Salt and pepper as needed

 The ham hocks with skin seem to have the best flavor however the skinless shanks produce a delicious flavor and less fat. Wash the beans and discard small stones and damaged beans that may be in the package
        For best results the beans should be soaked over night in cold water, they can be left on the counter or the refrigerator for this purpose. If you are really in a big hurry and have to cook them right away you may clean the beans as you would for over night soak and place then in a pan with warm water for about two hours. Some of them will seem to split but this is not a problem, they will be OK. Wash them prior to soaking and look for stones and badly damaged beans and through out.
    Boil three large ham hocks or one skinless ham shanks in two quarts at medium heat until tender but not falling from the bone because you want them to cook awhile with the beans.  You don't want them to cook apart. Now add the beans and chopped onions, chopped celery, and bell peppers cut into eight piece. Increase the water if necessary then cover and bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper as desired reduce the heat to low and allow to cook slowly until beans are tender, about one and one half hours This can be tested by selecting one bean a press a fork through it, if it flatten into the fork prongs they are probable done. If you cooked enough for left over you should add additional water because this juice will really thicken by the next day, left over pinto beans are delicious and have a lot of flavor. Many of the meat recipes in this book will compliment this meal as well as some of the other side dishes. Corn bread is almost always served with beans, black-eyed peas and butter beans and most greens.


 
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