We’ve recently returned from a three week trip through the south. We’ve eaten a lot of southern dishes. Some were new to me and I plan to share a few in future post.
But, today I decided to make an old favorite from my own southern rooted upbringing.

Its a simple pot of pinto beans seasoned with bacon. I added cornbread on the side and garnished with chow chow (a spicy relish). Yum!

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 1 small bag pinto beans
  • water to cover
  • 4 strips of peppered bacon
  • spicy sea salt

In a large pot cover the beans in water and let soak overnight. When ready to cook, drain off soaking water and add fresh water to cover. Cut bacon in to small pieces and add to beans. Cook at a slow boil for several hours until beans are tender. Add more water as needed. Season to taste with spicy sea salt.

Garnish with chow chow. You can find it on Amazon.
You can find my cornbread recipe on this blog.

  • I like to crumble the cornbread directly into the beans.

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