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    The Greatest Pinto Beans

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs

    catalinacrawler's Note:

    nothing makes a better burrito than using homemade beans!! use them whole or follow the directions to make refried beans.

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    1. 1
      sort out any dark, oddly shaped or broken beans and rinse beans well.
    2. 2
      cover beans in water in a stock pot and bring to a boil, drain.
    3. 3
      cover with water again, about 2” above beans.
    4. 4
      add all remaining ingredients except salt. (you can use less bacon if prefered).
    5. 5
      bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer covered until beans are soft.
    6. 6
      add more water only if necessary; boil for approximately 2.5 - 3 hours.
    7. 7
      the last half hour check often, the beans will start to stick to the bottom of the pot when they’re done.
    8. 8
      season with sea salt to taste.
    9. 9
      to make refried beans take 4 cups beans and strain out excess juice.
    10. 10
      heat 2 tbs vegetable oil in a skillet.
    11. 11
      add beans and start mashing & stirring rapidly until beans are almost smooth. try with my steak picado recipe for a fantastic burrito!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2012


      Delicious!!! I made this for My 3 Chefs June 2012 tag game and I did soak my beans over night but then I followed the rest of the instructions...I couldn't believe how easy and how delicious these were!!! Definately a keeper and one I will use again and again...not only for refried beans but just for a starter for other dishes. Thank you for posting. (putting this into my Favorites of 2012).

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    Nutritional Facts for The Greatest Pinto Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (74 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 185.5
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 20.5 mg
    Sodium 261.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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