The beans are simmered with a combination of seasonings and smoked ham hocks to create a rich and flavorful meal.
pinto beans water ham hocks yellow onion garlic chicken bouillon bay leavf serrano or jalapeno chili powder black pepper cayenne pepper seasoning salt
Combine water, ham hocks, onion, garlic, chicken bouillon, and bay leaves in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce. Cook for 1 hour.
Taste broth and season if needed. Add beans, peppers, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir and simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 hours.
Remove pot from heat and let sit for 1 hour to thicken. Serve with some flavorful broth. Include meat from ham hocks for extra deliciousness.