Authentic Mexican Recipes – Pinto Beans

Posted on Mar 04, 2011 under Authentic Mexican Recipes, Mexican Recipes | No Comment

Pinto Beans

Get ready for the best Pinto beans you have ever had in your life! Even though this is an easy recipe, we will take you through it step-by-step. It takes 8  hours to cook these beans.
Pinto Bean Ingredients and Equipment 

Pinto Bean Ingredients and Equipment

Pinto Bean Ingredients

This recipe calls for:

2 Cups Dry Pinto Beans

8 Cups Water

1 Tablespoon Salt

3 Cloves Garlic

1 Small Jalapeno Pepper

2 Slices of Bacon

Pinto Bean Equipment

For this recipe you will need:

Crock Pot

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Strainer

Sorting Pinto BeansStraining Pinto Beans 

Washing Pinto Beans

First Step: Washing Pinto Beans

First, place the 2 cups of dry Pinto Beans on the counter and pick out any of them that don’t look appetizing. Then throw out the bad beans and put the good ones into a strainer and rinse them off thoroughly.

Adding Pinto BeansPinto Beans and Water 

Boiling Pinto Beans

Boiling Pinto Beans

Second Step: Boiling Pinto Beans

Next, in a sauce pan bring the Pinto Beans to a boil for five minutes. Then remove them from the burner and let them sit for an hour.

Draining Water From Pinto Beans 

Draining Water From Pinto Beans

Third Step: Draining Pinto Beans

Once they have sat for an hour, strain the water off of them. If the skins of the beans are flaking off, that is ok, they are supposed to do that.

Cutting PeperPepper Seeds 

Pepper

Peeling Garlic

Pepper and Garlic

Fourth Step: Peppers and Garlic

Now take your small Jalapeno pepper and remove the seeds by cutting down the side and scraping them out.

 

Then take the 3 cloves of garlic and remove the husks from them.

 

Do not chop up either of these ingredients.

Cooking Pinto BeansAdding Water to Pinto Beans 

Adding Bakon to Pinto Beans

Adding Ingredients

Fifth Step: Crock Pot

Now put the following ingredients in a crock pot and set the dial on medium heat:

2 Cups Boiled Pinto Beans

8 Cups Hot Water

1 Tablespoon Salt

3 Cloves Garlic

1 Jalapeño Pepper

2 Slices of Bacon

It should take approximately 8 hours on medium heat for the beans to cook through. The beans should come to a very low boil. If they begin to go into a rolling boil, turn them down. If your water starts boiling away, add more water. After the first time you cook pinto beans, you will be able to determine the correct setting on your crock pot to maintain a low boil.

Pinto Beans 

Pinto Beans

Pinto Beans

8 hours later, your beans will be done! We usually cook them over night.

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Re-Published or Re-Posted by Aetna Jo B on March 4, 2010

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