$2.15 with 3% tax
This is my family's classic stand-by bean recipe. My daughters requests this for their birthday meals every year! I always serve this with cornbread. I hope you enjoy it, too!
2 c dry pinto beans (or variety)
6 c water
2-8oz cans tomato sauce
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp taco seasoning (may add more)
Ketchup, 2-3 long squirts (optional)
Let beans soak in 6 cups of water overnight. Drain the water and add another 6 cups back to the pot.* Add remaining ingredients (except ketchup and cheese) and turn on high for 6-8 hours. Add ketchup and cheese to taste. Serve warm.
*My sister says this is optional. She never does it, and I always do it. I guess it works both ways.
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