- Pinto Beans
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3 cups Cheese (shredded or chunk)
- 1/4 c salt
Fill the Crock Pot 1/3 of the way full with beans. Fill the rest with water. (You can also add slices of bacon to add flavor if you have any.)
Add 1/4 c. salt and smart smashing the beans with a potato masher.
Meanwhile melt 2 tbsp Crisco and add flour. Cook until flour browns.
Taste, taste, taste.
This recipe is not an exact replica of my own as much of it is “a pinch of this” or “a little more cheese”… and has built over the years into the beans that everyone clamors over.
The flour mixture is generally used as a thickening agent, but sometimes the cheese does well enough on its own and you can leave the flour out.
Test it at every step all along the way.
If they are took think after mashing, add water a little at a time. If it is too runny add more browned flour mixture.