Pinquito Barbecue Beans - Pinquito beans are similar to pinto beans only smaller. They can be found in many grocery stores in the same department as other dry beans. If you can not find pinquito beans pinto beans will work just as well.
Product: Fourth of July Recipes for Kids
Category: 4th of July Fun - Cooking Activities
Pinquito Barbecue Beans
1 lb. dry pinquito beans
1 strip of bacon, chopped
1/2 C ham, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped fine
3/4 C of tomato puree
1/4 C chili sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
Place the beans in a colander and rinse under cool water being sure to remove any shriveled beans or small stones.
Place the beans in a large saucepan and cover with water.
Allow the beans to soak over night to soften.
Drain the beans and place back into the saucepan.
Just cover the beans with fresh water.
Place the pan over high heat and bring the water to a rapid boil.
Reduce the heat to medium low, cover and simmer the beans for 2 hours or until tender.
Place the bacon and ham in a small skillet over medium heat.
Stirring often, cook for 6 minutes or until browned.
Stir in the garlic and continue cooking 1 minute.
Fold in the tomato puree and chili sauce.
Blend in the sugar, mustard and salt until well combined.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Drain the liquid from the beans.
Stir the sauce into the beans coating them well.
Place over medium low heat and heat 10 minutes or until completely heated through.