Pick through beans and remove any rocks, dirt, or bad beans. In a large stew pot or dutch oven add beans and enough water to cover by 2 or 3 inches. Add onion, bone and meat, and 1 tbsp salt. Simmer uncovered until beans begin to get slightly tender and water is absorbed (about 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 minutes). Stir every 10 minutes or so.
Add chicken stock, Rotel, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cilantro, and garlic. Simmer until beans are tender (about an hour to an hour and a half). Stir every 5 to 10 minutes. Add additional chili powder and salt as needed. Add water as needed to maintain good (soupy) liquid level. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Great with cornbread.
A note on the bone and meat. I really like to make this after Thanksgiving or Christmas and I use the ham bone from the holiday meal. I also like to add about a cup or cup and a half of the left over ham, sometimes this is still attached to the bone - can be put in the pot still attached. Pork shoulder is another good one to add (bone and meat) if you have cooked one. Or you can use 1/2 lb thick sliced bacon. If bacon is used, cook until 3/4 done in a side pan then chop bacon and add to beans.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (40g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 5 (4%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.5g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 11.6mg||0 %|
|Potassium 542.1mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 24.3g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||24 %|
|Sugars, other 18.2g|
|Protein 8.2g||12 %|
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Calories per serving: 134
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