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How To Cook Dry Pinto Beans

All you need to know about: How To Cook Dry Pinto Beans.


1 pound dry pinto beans
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups vegetable broth or water


1. Soak the beans: Place the beans in a large bowl and cover with at least 2 inches of water. Let the beans soak for 8 hours or overnight.

2. Drain the beans: Drain off any liquid left in the bowl and rinse the beans under cold running water.

3. Heat the oil: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

4. Add the onion and garlic: Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened.

5. Add the spices: Add the cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute more.

6. Add the beans and broth: Add the beans and broth or water to the pot and stir to combine.

7. Bring to a boil: Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.

8. Reduce the heat and simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender.

9. Taste and adjust the seasonings: Taste the beans and adjust the seasonings to taste.


Serve the beans hot, with your favorite toppings such as diced onions, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, or freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

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