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Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings


If you’re craving a taste of Mexico that’s hearty, healthy, and bursting with vibrant flavors, then our Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings recipe is just what you need. This dish combines tender pinto beans with a medley of traditional Mexican spices, creating a fiesta of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to sunny Mexico with every bite. Let’s dive into how you can bring the flavors of Mexico to your table with this delicious recipe!

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– 2 cups dried pinto beans
– 6 cups water
– 1 onion, diced
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
Р1 jalape̱o pepper, diced (optional, for added heat)
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon chili powder
– 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
– Lime wedges, for serving


1. **Prepare the Pinto Beans:**
– Rinse the dried pinto beans under cold water and remove any debris or stones.
– In a large pot, combine the rinsed beans with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the beans are tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if needed to keep the beans submerged.

2. **Sauté the Aromatics:**
РIn a separate skillet, heat a bit of oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and saut̩ until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
РAdd the minced garlic and diced jalape̱o (if using) to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.

3. **Add the Spices:**
РSprinkle the ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, dried oregano, and ground coriander over the saut̩ed onion mixture. Stir well to combine and toast the spices for about 1 minute, until fragrant.

4. **Combine the Beans and Seasonings:**
– Once the pinto beans are tender, drain any excess cooking liquid, reserving about 1 cup.
РAdd the saut̩ed onion and spice mixture to the pot of cooked beans. Stir to combine, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
– Season with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting the spices if necessary.

5. **Simmer and Serve:**
– Allow the beans to simmer gently for another 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
– Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve warm with lime wedges on the side for a burst of citrusy freshness.

Tips and Variations

– For a smokier flavor, you can use chipotle powder or adobo sauce in place of some or all of the chili powder.
РIf you prefer a creamier texture, you can mash some of the cooked beans with a fork or potato masher before adding the saut̩ed onion and spice mixture.
– Serve these delicious Mexican-style pinto beans as a main dish alongside rice, tortillas, or as a flavorful side to your favorite Mexican-inspired meals.

With its irresistible aroma and bold flavors, our Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Perfect for weeknight dinners or festive gatherings, this dish captures the essence of Mexican cuisine and will leave your taste buds dancing with delight!

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