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Arizona Chuck Roast and Anasazi Beans


  • 1 pound Anasazi beans*
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 pound salt pork, diced
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless chuck roast, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

* Substitute pinto beans.


  1. Soak beans overnight.
  2. Brown salt pork in large skillet. Remove with slotted spoon to cooker.
  3. Sauté onions, garlic and bell pepper.
  4. In pan drippings, brown beef a few pieces at a time. Remove with slotted spoon to crock pot.
  5. Add salt, oregano, red pepper, cumin and tomato sauce to crock pot. Stir. Add more water if necessary to bring liquid level above beans. Cover.
  6. Cook on LOW for 10 hours or on HIGH for 6 hours or until beans are tender.

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