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 cook beans with 10 cups water for 2 hours, adding water if needed.
In pan sauté onions, garlic and bell pepper then add oregano.
Add to pot and cook for 10 minutes more.
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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.