How to Cook Pinto Beans

Pinto beans have long been enjoyed in Mexico. A technique for turning the hard dried beans into a delicious menu item is described here.

You will need

  • Pinto beans
  • A pot
  • Water
  • A slow cooker (optional)

Step 1 Clean the dry beans Remove any stones from the dried beans, and then rinse them completely free of dirt.

Step 2 Soak the beans Place the beans in a pot with 3 inches of water covering them. Let the beans soak overnight.

Step 3 Replace the water Pour out the water and replace it with enough water to cover the beans by an inch.

Step 4 Cook the beans Bring the beans to a boil. Then reduce the heat and allow them to simmer for 4 hours. Check the beans periodically to make sure there is still water in the pot.