Pinto Beans

Pinto Beans Recipe

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Amanda Phillips


This is one of my favorite meals it reminds me so much of my grandmother who cooked these beans with every meal. My grandfather would always tell me he taught my grandmother how to cook these. When I cook them I always love to add cornbread and fried potatoes. My kids love these too!

★★★★★ 2 votes
at least 6
5 Min
4 Hr


1 bag(s)
pinto beans, dried
1 large
yellow onion
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
olive oil
your choice of meat (ham or ham hock, smoked sausage, bacon)
chicken or vegetable broth
salt to taste

How to Make Pinto Beans


  • 1Soak beans over night in water.
  • 2Dice yellow onion. Heat large pot or dutch oven to medium heat and add olive oil. When olive oil is heated add onion and stir until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add garlic and stir 1 minute.
  • 3Add beans and chicken or vegetable broth. Add enough broth to cover beans completely. Add meat of your choice. Cover pot and cook for 4 hours or until beans are soft. You will have to come check on the beans about every 30 minutes stirring and adding water as need to keep beans covered. Salt to taste. Serve with cornbread.

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About Pinto Beans

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Healthy