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Pinto Beans

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6 cups water
1 pound pinto beans rinsed
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
1 large onion chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
1 large red bell pepper diced
3 fresh sprigs of oregano
1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped

In a pot of water boil beans with bouillons then simmer for 1 hour, adding water if needed.

Beans should always be covered with water.

In pan saute onion, garlic and bell pepper then add sprigs of oregano and add to pot and cook 1 more hour or until beans are tender.

Remove sprigs of oregano and garnish with cilantro.

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Pinto beans can take up to 3 hours to cook depending on the age of bean, variety or size of bean.

If beans are soaked overnight, you may reduce cooking time to approximately 1 hour.

However I personally prefer the taste of cooking pinto beans and most all other beans dry.

Not surprisingly pinto bean is the most popular bean in the USA.

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