Some times a southern girl just has to make pinto beans. It is just something we cook. So forget about the meat and make these beans with cornbread or honey cornbread muffins.
4 cups pinto beans
2 slices thick bacon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Rinse beans in cool water; put into a pot. Cover with water by 3 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 3 hours, or until beans are tender. You may have to add more water to beans. Beans should have a thick broth. Toward end of cooking time, add salt and pepper.
Serve with tabasco sauce, cilantro and sour cream.