1 1/2 pounds pinto beans
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 thick-cut slices of bacon, cut into thirds
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight.
- Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in a large pot. Cover the beans with water and add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, bacon, garlic, bay leaves, onion, bell pepper and some salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 1/2 hours.