Arizona Spice Company LLC
Arizona Spice Company BBQ Beans
3 cups Estancia NM Pinto Beans, Anasazi Beans, or our SW Bean mix.
1 Package of Arizona Spice Company Chili Seasoning (or 1/4 Cup each of NM Red & Green Chili Powder. Not Store Bought Chili Powder. It is NOT the same.
2 large yellow onions Sliced
1 Cup Brown Sugar
32 oz can diced tomatoes (can substitute 3 cups diced fresh tomato)
5 slices of uncooked bacon or 1 cup finely chopped salt pork
1/4 Cup Ancho Powder (Optional)
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
*Water to cover beans in pan **
Wash the pinto beans and soak in water overnight or at least 12 hours in a covered container. (Make sure the water level is 4 to 5 inches above beans to allow for the swelling of the beans.)
Drain the water the beans were soaked in and add fresh water (enough to cover beans plus an inch). Simmer at least one hour.
Pour beans with liquid** into a large baking dish. SW Chili Seasoning, and gently mix. Place diced salt pork or bacon on top then arrange onion slices on top. (don't mix) Cover and place into oven, bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours. Check to make sure water doesn't evaporate, a good fitting lid will help with this long cooking time.
If you like a lot of juice (it is good!) add another 1-2 cups of water after 2 hours of cooking if necessary, but do not stir.