The Pinto Bean is a speckled variety of common bean with mottled skin, pink and brown with yellow at keel. When cooked, the speckles disappear, has creamy texture, mild flavor and ability to absorb flavors.
Use as re fried beans, in dips, chili, stews and soup, or for a spicy side dish. It is a common filling for Burritos.
Basic preparation: Wash, rise & soak overnight. Add 4 Cups of water / Cup of Bean, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 60-90 minutes or until tender (add more water as needed). Whisk lightly, remove the floating foam. Flavor with butter or oil, salt to taste and any seasoning if desired. Cook uncovered over low heat until desired consistency.
Yield: 3 cups of cooked beans / Cup of dry beans