|Dried pinto beans/Red beans||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Water||6 Cup (96 tbs)|
|Onion||1 Large, thickly sliced|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), thinly sliced|
|Bay leaf||1 Small|
|Meat||2 Teaspoon (Omit If Salted Meat Is Added)|
|Smoked ham/Slab bacon / salt pork||1⁄2 Pound|
|Canned tomatoes||16 Ounce|
|Chopped green pepper||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Chili powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||2 Tablespoon|
|Dry mustard||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Wash beans and soak overnight in water; use a heavy iron pot or dutch oven with tight-fitting lid.
The next day add onion, garlic, and bay leaf; omit salt if meat is used.
Add ham, bacon or pork cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 hours.