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Stove Top Pinto Beans

From TheIncredibleBulks.com

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8797
Calories: 245kcal
You can easily prepare dry pinto beans on the stove! All it takes is water, salt and a little patience.


  • 2 cups dried pinto beans
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • water


  • Rinse dried beans under cold water and place in a large pot. Cover the beans with 2 inches of water.
  • Cover the pot and bring contents to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. (See section above to read about soaking vs not soaking dried beans).
  • After an hour, stir in 1½ teaspoon of kosher salt and bring the uncovered contents of the pot back to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for about 1-1½ hours, until beans are tender and creamy. Check water level about every 30 minutes and add more as necessary.* Excess water can be drained at the end of cooking if needed.


*As the beans cook they will absorb water, if you don't replenish the water, they will become burned to the bottom of the pan.  


Serving: 1cup | Sodium: 1.7mg | Vitamin A: 0IU | Sugar: 0.6g | Fiber: 15g | Potassium: 746mg | Cholesterol: 0mg | Calories: 245kcal | Trans Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Fat: 1.1g | Protein: 15g | Carbohydrates: 45g