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pinto bean

Small oval pale pink beans with red-brown streaks or splotches. When cooked, the red-brown markings disappear, and they become a solid pink color. Pinto is the spanish word for "painted." Pinto beans are often served with rice, soups, stews and Mexican food and are an excellent source of fiber and the trace mineral molybdenum, which is beneficial for anyone sensitive to sulfites in food. Pinto bean varieties include: Sierra, Burke, Othello and Maverick.

plural: pinto beans


Season: available year-round

How to select: Available canned and dried. Dried: Look for whole beans with no cracks and no evidence of moisture or insect damage. Canned: Look for beans that do not contain extra salt or additives.

How to store: Store dried beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry dark place up to twelve months.

How to prepare: refry, simmer

Matches well with: bacon, beer, cheese, chiles, cilantro, garlic, onions, oregano, rice, tomatoes

Substitutions: pinto bean = = kidney beans = pink beans = red beans

More Pinto Bean Recipes
Popular Pinto Bean Recipes
Mexican Pinto Bean Dip
Southwestern Pinto Bean Soup (Pc)
Weight Watchers Quick Beef and Pinto Bean Chili - Points = 6

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 669
Calories from Fat 21 (3%)
Total Fat 2.4g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 0%
Potassium 2688mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 120.7g 40%
Dietary Fiber 29.9g 119%
Sugars 29.9g
Protein 41.3g 82%

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