Irma's Pinto Beans and Smoked Ham Shanks Recipe

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Irma's Pinto Beans and Smoked Ham Shanks
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  1. Sort and wash Beans.
  2. Cover with water (they will double in bulk.) Cover the pot and let soak overnight in frig.
  3. In the morning bring the Stock to a boil on the stovetop.
  4. Drain and rinse the Beans.
  5. Meanwhile, Char the Jalapenos to remove the skins.
  6. Pierce the stim end with a bamboo skewer to use as a handle.
  7. Hold over a gas flame or use a propane tourch.
  8. Remove the stem, quarter, remove the seeds and vains.
  9. Finely mince.
  10. Saute all of the vegetables'til tender.
  11. Place all ingredients in crock pot and top off with boiling Stock.
  12. Stir.
  13. Cover, cook on low 8-10 hours.
  14. Remove Ham Shanks, trim skin and fat, debone and cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Return to pot and mix well.
  15. Serve on a bed of cooked rice, topped with Creme Fraiche or Sour Cream and fresh chopped Cilantro.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 915.6 Kcal (3833 kJ)
Calories from fat 44.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g 8%
Cholesterol 1.25mg 0%
Sodium 29936.98mg 1247%
Potassium 325.04mg 7%
Total Carbs 178.67g 60%
Sugars 3.11g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5.34g 21%
Protein 7.2g 14%
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 29.6mg 164%
Calcium 62.3mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 237.04 Kcal (992 kJ)
Calories from fat 11.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.27g 8%
Cholesterol 0.32mg 0%
Sodium 7750.37mg 1247%
Potassium 84.15mg 7%
Total Carbs 46.25g 60%
Sugars 0.81g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.38g 21%
Protein 1.86g 14%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 8%
Iron 7.7mg 164%
Calcium 16.1mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.9
  • 21

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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