pound dried pinto beans
pound salt pork
14½ ounces can whole tomatoes, chopped
tablespoons chili powder
1.Pick beans clean and wash. Place in a large pot (at least 4 quarts). Cover with water and soak overnight. 2.When ready to cook, drain beans and add fresh water to cover 1 inch above beans. 3.Add salt pork and salt. Boil for 30 minutes. 4.Add onions, tomatoes and chili powder and continue boiling for 2 to 3 hours or until the beans are tender. 5.Add additional water as needed.