Pinto Beans
  • 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
  1. In a pot of water boil beans with bouillons then simmer for 1 hour, adding water if needed.
  2. Beans should always be covered with water.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove sprigs of oregano and garnish with cilantro.
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.