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    Arizona Chuck Wagon Beans

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    1 pound dried navy or pinto beans
    6 cups water
    1/4 pound salt pork, diced
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 large green bell pepper, chopped
    1 1/2 pounds chuck steak, cubed
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    1/2 teaspoon oregano, crumbled
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    8 ounces tomato sauce

    Pick over beans and rinse well. Combine beans and water in a large
    kettle. Bring to boiling; cover; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat
    and let stand 1 hour then pour into slow cooker. Brown salt pork
    in a large skillet; remove with a slotted spoon to cooker; saute
    onion, garlic and green pepper in pan drippings; remove with
    slotted spoon to cooker. Brown beef, a few pieces at a time in
    pan drippings; remove to cooker with slotted spoon; stir in salt,
    oregano, red pepper, cumin and tomato sauce. Add more water, if
    necessary to bring liquid level above beans. Cook on low for 10
    hours or on high for 6 hours, or until beans are tender.




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