Pinto Beans

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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

How to Make Pinto Beans

Step-by-Step

  1. Rinse 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.
  2. If the liquid seems to evaporate too quickly, add more water during the cooking process.
  3. The beans are done when they're tender, without much bite.
  4. Add in the salt and pepper. Stir and taste, adjusting the seasoning as necessary. Add in other seasonings as desired.
  5. Serve in a bowl with any or all of the optional garnishes. This is great served with some cornbread, too!

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About Pinto Beans

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



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