Pinto Beans



  1. 1 1/2 c. dry beans
  2. 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
  3. 3 Tbsp. melted meat drippings
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
  5. 1 heaping Tbsp. sugar


  1. Look over beans and remove all split beans and gravel (if any).
  2. Rinse well.
  3. Put into 2 to 3-quart saucepan.
  4. Add ginger; bring to boil and cover with lid.
  5. Cook until beans have swollen and turned color, about 1 hour.
  6. Add grease and salt and continue to cook, keeping water about 1-inch above beans at all times.
  7. When beans begin to get tender, add sugar and cook until very tender.