Rancho Guajalote Pintos (Owen F.)

2 lb dry pinto beans
3 to 4 inches sausage (like V&V), 1/2″ slices
4 to 5 strips bacon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 small yellow or white onion – this is optional
some Tony Cachere’s to taste
a lot of black pepper
some salt
Wash beans in a collander.
Soak for a couple of hours, 2X amount of water, over beans
Drain water, replace with fresh water.
Put beans in crockpot (if not already)
Add other ingredients, lots of pepper, but wait on any salt.
Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours, until done, then reduce heat.
Add any salt towards the end of cooking time.
Beans get better and better with more cooking time.

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