T-Dart Pinto Beans (from the T-Dart Ranch in Arizona)

October 6, 2006

T-Dart Pinto Beans (from the T-Dart Ranch in Arizona)

Submitted by Rose Van den Eede, Belgium (adapted from the Dutch edition of The Best in American Cooking, by Clementine Paddleford). 

1 cup pinto beans
1 lb ground beef
1 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 tablespoon lard

Wash the beans, soak them overnight and drain.
Place beans in pot.  Add enough water to cover the beans. First bring to a boil, then simmer.
Heat lard in skillet, then add all other ingredients and saute until mixture becomes golden brown, 20 minutes or so.
Add the meat mixture to the bean mixture and simmer for an hour or so. 
Salt to taste

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