This recipe was invented out of a need to use baked beans when we decided to change our menu from a sit down meal to just appetizers.
After cooking the lima beans with the ham in the crockpot for 11 hours, the beans in this recipe truly are buttery.
These baked pinto beans are flavored with molasses and apple cider (or apple juice) and have a rich and hearty flavor. Be sure to start them early in the day. You’ll love the way your kitchen smells while these beans are baking.
A big bowl of pinto bean soup with a buttery cornbread muffin is the ultimate in comfort food.