Pinto Beans and Rice and Sausage

Pinto Beans and Rice and Sausage

Make easy pinto beans cooked with ham hock, garlic, onion, spicy sausage, and tomatoes and serve them with rice or grits.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    The night before put the pinto beans in a large bowl or pot and cover with water to a depth of about 3 inches above the beans. Let them stand for 8 hours or overnight. Drain well.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the soaked and drained beans with water, ham hock, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over high heat; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to medium; cook the beans for 45 minutes, or until the beans are tender.* 
  3. Step 3

    Add the salt, sliced sausage, tomatoes, mild chile peppers, and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Step 4

    Remove ham hock and remove the meat from the bone. Shred the ham with a fork or chop. Return the ham to bean mixture.
  5. Step 5

    Serve the pinto beans over hot cooked rice.