Learn how to cook pinto beans using the soaking and stovetop simmering method. This versatile ingredient packs in protein and fiber to any side dish like refried beans, or chilis, soups, and stews.
Pinto beans are a staple in Latin cuisine, and you can find them in a variety of dishes. These small brown speckled legumes swell to more than double in size when cooked, and they’re an affordable option to feed a crowd or meal prep throughout the week. Pinto beans have great health benefits and yield super creamy centers with a nutty earthy taste.
There are various ways to cook pinto beans. The slow cooker makes them ready by dinnertime when you’re not in a rush. The Instant pot pressure cooker function prepares then in just an hour without the need for pre-soaking. But this guide will teach you the traditional preparation method on the stovetop. Although, I’ll show you a quick-soaking option to significantly reduce cooking time if serving on the same-day….