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Comforting Slow-Cooker Pinto Beans

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 pound ham steak
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Salt, black pepper and garlic powder to taste


  • After washing and sorting the beans, soak them overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse the beans, and then add them to the slow cooker with the other ingredients except for the ham.
  • Cut the ham into chunks, and brown it in a separate skillet. Add the meat and drippings to the slow cooker. Cook on high until the beans are tender, at least 5 hours.
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