Fresh Pinto Beans with Tomatoes

Fresh Pinto Beans With Tomatoes Recipe

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1 lb
fresh pinto beans, or other beans
1/4 c
fruity olive oil
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


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

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About Fresh Pinto Beans with Tomatoes

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