Midwestern Style Pinto Beans Recipe

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Servings: 12


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  • 3 1/2 c. dry pinto beans
  • 1 1/2 lbs. grnd beef, cooked and liquid removed
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Eckrich smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 med. size onion, diced
  • 3 med. size white potatoes, peeled and cubed approximately 1/4 inch
  • 2 (16 ounce.) can whole tomatoes, peeled
  • Lawry seasoning salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Optional for Cajun style: add in cajun spices, omit seasoning salt and black pepper


  1. Cook pinto beans, add in 2 Tbsp. of Crisco shortening (or possibly other type) to water bring to a boil. Add in pinto beans and seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  2. Turn heat down to medium. Cook till 3/4 done. Add in all ingredients. Cook till done. You may have to add in water to allow to cook to complete done. Make sure the water level is always approximately 6 to 8 inches above beans.
  3. For added thickening you may use tomato paste for desired thickening. Best served over white rice.
  4. Chicken breast may be used in place of grnd beef. Beef sausage may be used in place of the pork sausage.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 187g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 356  
Calories from Fat 84 24%
Total Fat 9.34g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.61g 14%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Potassium 1201mg 34%
Total Carbs 45.37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10.4g 35%
Sugars 2.7g 2%
Protein 22.53g 36%
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