Fresh Pinto Beans with Tomatoes

Fresh Pinto Beans With Tomatoes

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  • 1 lb
    fresh pinto beans, or other beans
  • 1/4 c
    fruity olive oil
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 2 large
    tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 dash(es)
  • 1 large
    garlic clove, minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    sugar if necessary
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    cilantro, chopped

How to Make Fresh Pinto Beans with Tomatoes


  1. SHELL THE BEANS, rinse them off and put them in a saucepan with water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes, then drain and return the beans to the pan.
  3. Add the oil, onions, tomatoes, paprika, cumin, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, some freshly ground pepper and a cup of water.
  4. Cover and cook over a low flame until the beans are tender, about an hour.
  5. Taste for salt and add more if necessary.
  6. If the tomatoes are too acidic, add enough sugar to balance the flavor.
  7. Remove from heat and season to taste with the lemon juice.
  8. Turn beans, and their juices, into a serving dish.
  9. Garnish with the parsley and cilantro.

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About Fresh Pinto Beans with Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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