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Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings

Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings

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Lyndsay

Pinto beans are simmered with onion, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and garlic. I love making these beans just because they make the whole house smell so good, and the longer they simmer the better they taste. You could add 1/2 can of beer to make 'borracho' beans. I personally taste-test throughout the entire cooking process and add extra seasoning as I feel it needs it. These beans could simmer all day long; just make sure they have plenty of water to keep the beans covered.

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  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 558 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place pinto beans into a large pot and pour in enough water to cover by 2 to 3 inches. Let beans soak overnight.
  2. Drain beans, return to pot, and pour in fresh water to cover; add diced tomatoes, bacon, onion, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 hours.
  3. Stir cilantro and salt into bean mixture; simmer until beans are soft, about 1 more hour.
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Reviews

RITA
32
10/10/2014

Excellent recipe. I used a fresh jalapeno in addition to the spices bc I like them spicy. I only had to cook them for 2½ hrs. I use this method for soaking beans...America's Test Kitchen suggests that if you really want a creamy, smooth texture without mushy, gluey beans, you should brine them—that is, soak them in salt water—instead of letting them soak in the fridge in plain tap water. Soak 1 pound beans 8 hours or overnight covered with 4 quarts water and 3 tbsp salt. On counter- not fridge. Drain, add fresh water. They come out sooo tasty and perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

Sanita
32
10/3/2013

Excellent!!!!! I made them two different times and had friends from Mexico (from different parts of the country) who loved, loved these beans. They asked to take home some of the left overs!!!! Excellent recipe. It was my first time making them!

bd.weld
23
2/4/2013

These are so good. Made the recipe exactly as written and was I happy. I will certainly make these again. Just the right amount of heat from the RO*TEL® diced tomatoes & green chilies. Thank you Lyndsay.