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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 11
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 90.0
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 219.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g

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Plain old Pinto Beans

Submitted by: NATBAER

Introduction

This is just an example on how to cook almost any kind of dried beans. I used pintos in this case, but will work for anything. However, nutritional info will change. Red beans have double the fiber! I like to make beans this way because it is cheaper than buying canned, and you can control the amount of sodium and flavor that goes into them. There are lots of recipes on Spark that use more spices, but I prefer to season depending on what dish I am making. These freeze nicely, so divide them and freeze in batches to use in recipes. This is just an example on how to cook almost any kind of dried beans. I used pintos in this case, but will work for anything. However, nutritional info will change. Red beans have double the fiber! I like to make beans this way because it is cheaper than buying canned, and you can control the amount of sodium and flavor that goes into them. There are lots of recipes on Spark that use more spices, but I prefer to season depending on what dish I am making. These freeze nicely, so divide them and freeze in batches to use in recipes.
Number of Servings: 11

Ingredients

    1 lb (2.75 cups) dry Pinto beans
    water
    salt (optional)

Directions

I use the quick soak method: Rinse and sort beans in a large pot. Add 8 cups hot water. Bring to rapid boil and boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let soak 1 hour.
Drain and rinse well.

Add 6 cups hot water to drained/rinsed beans. Stir in salt, if using. Simmer gently, with lid tilted until tender as desired (usually 1.5-2 hours). Note- older beans take longer to cook, so if you have old beans you will just need to keep checking until they are cooked how you like.
serving= 1/2 cup.

Number of Servings: 11

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NATBAER.






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