Pinto Beans

Kathy D

By
@LifeIsGoodkd

This is a Pioneer Woman recipe for pinto beans. You can make it your own by adding seasonings and/or garnishes to your liking. Some ideas are listed. Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

4 c
dried pinto beans
4 slice
thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch slices
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
black pepper

OPTIONAL SEASONINGS:

chili powder
cayenne pepper
garlic powder
oregano

OPTIONAL GARNISHES:

sour cream
fresh cilantro
chopped red onion
grated cheese
pico de gallo

Step-By-Step

1Rinse the beans thoroughly, then place them in a large pot with the bacon. Pour water over the top. Use enough water to cover the beans by 1 or 2 inches. Bring to a boil over med-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 2-3 hours.
2If the liquid seems to evaporate too quickly, add more water during the cooking process.
3The beans are done when they're tender, without much bite.
4Add in the salt and pepper. Stir and taste, adjusting the seasoning as necessary. Add in other seasonings as desired.
5Serve in a bowl with any or all of the optional garnishes. This is great served with some cornbread, too!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southwestern