Pinto Beans (Stove Top)

Delicious homemade pinto beans.

Pinto Beans (Stove Top)

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 48 hrs Cook Time 2 hrs Total Time 50 hrs



Soak the Beans

  1. Add the pinto beans to a large bowl and cover with 2-3 inches of cold water. Soak the beans 24-48 hours, cycling out water every 12 hours.

    Drain and rinse the beans then add to a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot.

Cook the beans

  1. Cover with 4-6 cups of cold water or so they're covered by about 3 inches.

    Add the remaining ingredients, salt to taste.

    Bring the beans to a boil.

    Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook at a gentle simmer, uncovered, for about 2 hours.

    Add more water if needed to keep the beans submerged.

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