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5 from 1 vote

Pinto Beans and Dumplings

This is an old fashioned recipe that is wonderful comfort food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pinto Beans and Dumplings
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 pound package dried pinto beans
  • 1 ham hock or some kind of seasoning meat.

Dumplings Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


  • Soak and prepare beans according to directions on package adding salt to taste once beans are cooked. (Do not add salt during cooking, it makes the beans tough)

Dumpling Instructions:

  • In a bowl, cut shortening into flour, add boiling water until you can make dough into a ball. Pinch off several pieces and drop into boiling bean broth replacing lid each time for about 30 seconds until dumplings are all added to beans.