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Pinto Beans

The Pinto Bean is a speckled variety of common bean that is known for its creamy texture, mild flavor and ability to absorb flavors.

  • Approximately 1/2-inch in length

  • Mottled pink and brown with yellow at keel

  • When cooked, speckles disappear and beans become a deep pinkish-tan

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    Suggested uses

  • Most often found in refried beans

  • Use in dips, chili, stews and soups

  • Season with dried chile peppers and simmer for a spicy side dish

  • Basic prep

    Sort and rinse thoroughly before soaking overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes, until tender. This bean produces foam when cooking, so skim the water regularly.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Pinto beans.

    Classic recipe

    Classic Refried Beans

    In traditional Mexican cooking, the bean of choice for refrying is the pinto bean. Seasoned simply with garlic and salt and cooked in pork lard or bacon drippings, these smooth, creamy beans pack big flavor and can be served as a side or component of nearly any Mexican-inspired dish.