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Meaty Pinto Beans

Yep, that’s the title of this recipe.

Meaty beans.

I found it in one of my old church cookbooks and decided to keep the vague title.

These beans are packed full of, no shock here, MEAT. I even added more meat to the pot (tasso ham) to beef it up (no pun intended) more.

I was craving a pot of beans the other day. Beans are my go-to winter meal because they are so hearty and filling.

I really enjoyed the flavor of these beans. They are a little sweet and a little savory. Perfection, in my book.

Make sure to serve your beans with a slice of cornbread and get ready for a fantastic winter feast.


Meaty Pinto Beans

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Protein-packed beans with ground turkey and Tasso ham.


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz. Tasso ham, diced
  • 1 lb. dried pinto beans, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1 lb. ground turkey or beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 TBS. chili powder
  • 1 TBS. chipotle chili powder
  • 2 TBS. sugar
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Directions

    1. In a large pot, saute onion and Tasso ham in a little bit of oil. Stir in ground beef or turkey and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Add garlic to meat mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in beans, Worcestershire sauce, cabbage, chili powder, chipotle chili powder, sugar, ketchup, and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender.

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