Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans

pinquito beans
Recipe from Suzie Q's. Serve these beans along side BBQ tri-tip or your favorite BBQ meat.
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    • 1 pound dried pinquito beans
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 5 ounces red chile sauce
    • 1 ham hock


Rinse and clean beans thoroughly. Place the beans in a large stockpot and cover the beans with cold water. Bring to a boil and add all remaining ingredients. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot with a lid, and cook for about 2 hours or until beans are fork tender. Add hot water as needed to keep beans completely covered. Remove ham hock before serving.

More About Pinquitos
A specialty bean from Santa Maria, California. Pinquitos are a cross between a pink bean and a small white bean and are a standard in Santa Maria style BBQ. Use to make side-dish beans, chili beans or substitute for in any recipe where pintos are called for. In Santa Maria the classic combination is pinquitos with BBQ tri-tip. 
Available in specialty stores as well as a few online retailers.

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