All methods: Wash beans and soak covered in water overnight. DrainSpeedy Soak Method Stove Top or Crock Pot: Put beans in a large stock pot and cover with water 1 inch above the beans. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Turn off heat, cover and let soak 1 hour. Drain.Speedy Soak Method Pressure Cooker: Put beans in the pressure cooker and cover with water 1 inch above the beans. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, rest for 10 minutes then manually release remaining pressure. Drain.
Stove Top: In a stock pot, sauté green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat in olive oil until the onion is translucent and the peppers have softened. Add beef and pork and cook until brown, about 10 minutes. Add parsley and spices and cook another minute.Slow Cooker: use a skillet or sauce pan and cook as above.Pressure Cooker: prepare as above directly in the pressure cooker using the Sauté feature for electric models.
Stove Top: Add beans and tomatoes to the stock pot. Simmer covered for 1 hour. Cook uncovered 30 minutes.Slow Cooker: Add cooked meat and vegetables, beans and tomatoes to the crock of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.Pressure Cooker: Add beans and tomatoes to the pot and seal. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a natural release.