Perfect Pinto Beans

Perfect Pinto Beans

Servings 12 servings
Calories 210kcal


  • 1 ½ lb pinto beans raw
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin ground
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp red or cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp bay leaf
  • 1 onion medium
  • 1 sweet red pepper medium


  • Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight.
  • Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in a large pot.
  • Cover the beans with water and add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, bacon, garlic, bay leaves, onion, bell pepper and some salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 ½ hours.


Nutrition Facts
Perfect Pinto Beans
Amount Per Serving (77 g)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 834mg24%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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