Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings Recipe
Hearty, flavorful pinto beans cooked with Mexican-style seasonings make a great side dish, a topping for cornbread, or just a tasty bowl of warming goodness on a cold day. The beans soak all night and simmer for hours until tender. You can simmer them all day if you like.
Wonderful Mexican beans to serve as a side dish with your meal.
Wow! So simple yet so comforting and delicious. All recipes are a jumping off point. Add more or less seasoning to your taste, etc - soak and brine beans or not ( I always brine in salt water overnight or longer if able as tenderizes the bean without splitting.) This recipe is solid!
This was good, AFTER I severely altered how it's made. First, COOK the bacon (throwing bacon into boiling water just results in RUBBER). Remove bacon from pan, saving fat. Add all the dry spices and 2 chopped onions, NOT just one. Cook all over medium heat. You may need to add a bit of water so you can glaze the pan and get all the roasted spices to not stick... THEN add these ingredients to your beans which soaked overnight. Also, I didn't have the canned tomatoes with green chilies, but I did have a big jar of chunky salsa...which, if you read the ingredients are exactly the same. The cooking and browning of the bacon, spices and onions really brings out the flavor 100 fold over just tossing them into the boiling water.
Loved it! I also cooked the bacon first.
I decided to try something new with my pinto beans. I nearly matched the recipe. They had Rotel's Chili Tomatoes and Green Chili available so I used 2 cans of that. I used chicken stock as well. I added one chopped jalapeño pepper, one quarter cup of chopped celery and will add fresh parsley with the cilantro at the correct time. I used the garlic powder and used 5 smashed garlic cloves as well. I used my smoked ham hocks that I original purchased to make my beans with. So it is going to be really good! Serving with corn bread tonight for supper.
I just spent 30 minutes digging flabby bacon out of the pot, fried it up and threw it back in. Otherwise, yummy! 2 1/2 hours was perfect for the beans. I tasted it when I put the bacon back in and thought it needed a TBSP of tomato paste and a TBSP of brown sugar to give it a little more depth. I will be making these again!
A simple combination of pinto beans, garlic, spices, and lime juice will give you refried beans in only 20 minutes.