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Strongweasel97 said:

Have loved this recipe for years. Made it yesterday again...for those that have eaters that want it a bit milder, gut and deseed two of the four serranos.
I did this with the milder batch I made for Thanksgiving and it was pretty well received. One or two thought it was too hot, though.
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Is it just me, or have the serranos lately been extra stout? I've been halving the number lately and still ended up with "crowd unfriendly" results.
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Did it with black beans. Was awesome.
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I always do 2 serranos and 2 jalapenos. When I used to do all serranos occasionally I would end up with a batch that was almost too hot to eat.
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B-1 83 said:

Is it just me, or have the serranos lately been extra stout? I've been halving the number lately and still ended up with "crowd unfriendly" results.


It is a giant pot of beans. Sooner or later it is going to be "crowd unfriendly" no matter what you do to it...
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B-1 83 said:

Is it just me, or have the serranos lately been extra stout? I've been halving the number lately and still ended up with "crowd unfriendly" results.
I've definitely had a large variance with the heat. I've made some that was so mild that it wasn't very good. And some that was so hot that one spoonful would start me sweating.

The hotter of my two batches I made for Thanksgiving (four serranos including seeds) pretty much had to be mixed with the milder (four serranos but seeds from only two serranos). Some thought the milder was too hot. Nobody would eat the hotter but me.
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Just made B1's beans, but added twice or maybe three times the bacon. The 4 serrano's definitely makes it hotter than some of my in-laws liked. It will serve over 30+ servings, so keep that in mind if you follow the recipe as-is. The clamato turns this into more of a charro recipe, so if you want them thicker, maybe reduce the clamato in half or take it out completely or drain the cans of beans before adding the into the bacon/onion mixture. The clamato does add to the flavor and I like heat, but cutting these down next time.
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Everybody fess up - didn't you get horrified looks from those watching when you whipped out the canned pintos?
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B-1 83 said:

Everybody fess up - didn't you get horrified looks from those watching when you whipped out the canned pintos?
The first time I read this recipe, I told my wife, "no way I'd make these beans. It uses canned beans". After reading through all of the great reviews, we made it at home for ourselves so no one would know about it. Now, we've made it many times for friends and family and proudly share the recipe, giving full credit to you B-1. In fact we made a pot of them for her brothers on Wednesday night in Rockport. We usually seed the Serranos and the heat is just right. As always, they were a huge hit.
I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us.
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B-1 83 said:

Everybody fess up - didn't you get horrified looks from those watching when you whipped out the canned pintos?


Yes. Which makes the **** eating grin I give them when they go back for seconds and thirds so much more rewarding.
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Burn-It said:

Just made B1's beans, but added twice or maybe three times the bacon. The 4 serrano's definitely makes it hotter than some of my in-laws liked. It will serve over 30+ servings, so keep that in mind if you follow the recipe as-is. The clamato turns this into more of a charro recipe, so if you want them thicker, maybe reduce the clamato in half or take it out completely or drain the cans of beans before adding the into the bacon/onion mixture. The clamato does add to the flavor and I like heat, but cutting these down next time.
Always rinse and drain the beans. If you want it thicker then take your potato smash and push it through the pot 10x.

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We drain, but don't rinse the beans and it comes out fine.
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Tried this recipe for the first time last night. I'll admit I was skeptical, even after seeing the rave reviews.

Best pintos I've ever made.
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For a long time I thought the clamato was the key because I dont know anyone that normally uses clamato in their beans. After seeing so many people say they used zing zang or some other tomato juice the clamato might not be what makes it.
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RCR06 said:

For a long time I thought the clamato was the key because I dont know anyone that normally uses clamato in their beans. After seeing so many people say they used zing zang or some other tomato juice the clamato might not be what makes it.
To each, his own. It does add a unique flavor.
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I like the Clamato. I have used the cans but I like to soak and cook muh beans and do it that way most of them time. I also cube up salt pork instead of bacon.
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I guess I should have said I always use clamato. My point was people that have said they used other tomato juice seem to like it just as much.
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We made a hybrid batch today using 3 smaller cans of black eyed peas and 1 big can of pintos. We added a pound of browned chorizo and 5 strips of bacon. Absolutely delicious!
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Went continental and made it stock with canned beans.
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B-1 83 said:

Everybody fess up - didn't you get horrified looks from those watching when you whipped out the canned pintos?
Every single person that I have made this for gets thrown by that and the Clamato - and asks for the recipe after several servings they can't seem to stop themselves from. My mom, a scratch cook, abandoned her own bean recipe for yours!
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Noblemen06 said:

B-1 83 said:

Everybody fess up - didn't you get horrified looks from those watching when you whipped out the canned pintos?
Every single person that I have made this for gets thrown by that and the Clamato - and asks for the recipe after several servings they can't seem to stop themselves from. My mom, a scratch cook, abandoned her own bean recipe for yours!
 
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