Pinto or Cowgirl Beans

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About


  • cups pinto beans (about ½ pound)
  • cups water, approximately


  • Pick over the beans and wash them well. Put them in a kettle and add the water. Bring to the boil, partly covered, and let simmer 1 hour.
  • Add salt and half the onion. Continue cooking, uncovered, about 30 minutes longer.
  • Heat the oil in a small skillet and add the remaining onion and the jalapeño peppers. Cook briefly until the onion is wilted. Add the t