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how to cook pinto beans

I decided to make a delicious chili beans with ground beef today so I thought to myself why I don’t cook the pinto beans here at home instead of using can??? it was a good idea because I could use my favorite spices in my cooked beans. I get started and the result was perfect so lets use homemade cooked pinto beans with your chosen spices sometimes and enjoy the taste. I’ll share the classic chili recipe with ground beef in the next post with you, but now lets see this easy and delicious cooked beans recipe …

cooked pinto beans
cooked pinto beans

ingredients for cooked pinto beans

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • salt to taste
ingredients for cooked pinto beans
ingredients for cooked pinto beans

directions

first put the beans in a bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight. then drain and rinse the beans, put them in a pot over high heat and pour in enough water that cover 2 inches above the beans. bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cook the beans for almost 2 hours until they are tender.

soak overnight

soak overnight

meanwhile add the olive oil and chopped onions in a skillet over medium heat and saute for 5 minutes until the onions are tender.

add onion
add onion

now add minced garlic, red pepper, chili powder and saute for about 2 minutes.

add garlic and chili powder
add garlic and chili powder

then add chopped tomatoes, cumin, salt and saute again for 2 to 3 minutes.

add tomato
add tomato

pour in 1/2 cup water and bring the mixture to a boil.

add water
add water

pour the mixture into a blender and puree it.

pour in blender
pour in blender

this spicy puree is going to be a tasty sauce for your pinto beans.

smooth sauce
smooth sauce

pour the puree into the cooked beans.

add sauce
add sauce

stir and simmer for 30 minutes until thickened.

simmer to cook
simmer to cook

now your delicious spicy cooked beans are ready to enjoy …

cooked pinto beans
cooked pinto beans

 

 

 

 

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