1 pound dried pinto beans
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1-2 jalapeños, diced
1 ham hock (8 to 10 ounces)
1 1⁄2 tablespoons dried cilantro
½ tablespoon Red River Ranch Original Seasoning
½ tablespoon Mesquite Seasoning
1. Pour the beans into a large soup pot. Pour enough water over the beans until they are covered by about 2 – 3 inches.
2. Add the onion, jalapeño, ham hock, and cilantro. Cook over high heat until the mixture reaches a rolling boil, stirring occasionally.
3. Cover and boil hard for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. As soon as the beans are boiling, you may need to add more warm water to keep them slightly covered and throughout the cooking process.
4. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the spices. Cover and simmer for 11/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the beans soften. Season again to taste, if necessary.