Pinto bean recipes

Pinto bean recipes


1 1/2 pounds pinto beans

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

3 thick-cut slices of bacon, cut into thirds

3 cloves garlic

1 medium onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight.

  2. Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in a large pot. Cover the beans with water and add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, bacon, garlic, bay leaves, onion, bell pepper and some salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 1/2 hours.