Serving Size / Yield
- 1 lb. dry pinto beans
- 1/2 C. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 C. bacon grease
- salt to taste
Sort beans, removing rocks. Rinse thoroughly. Put in large cooking pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat; cover. Simmer until done (approximately 3 hours), adding water as needed. (Beans should be covered with water at all times.) When done, drain all liquid except for 1/2 cup. Transfer beans to skillet; mash. Add bacon grease, cheese, and liquid. Heat thoroughly.