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Creamy Pinto Beans in Just 30 minutes

These pinto beans are creamy and flavorful. They taste like they were cooked for hours, but the good news is that in just 30 minutes you will be enjoying the best pinto beans ever.

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There is a couple of very important steps I follow when using beans from a can to obtain the creamy consistency. Let me share those with you!

Tips: 

  • Rinse the beans and drain the water. I will show you step by step down below:)
  • It’s important to boil the rinsed beans for about 10 minutes before seasoning them.
  •  I take out some of the beans and blend them with a bit of the water.
  • Add that blend back into the beans. This will help the beans thicken creating a creamier texture.
  • You can use different types of beans however kidney beans tend to be not as tender as the pinto beans, I suggest to cook them a little bit longer before seasoning. 
  • If you want to use dry beans cook them in an electric pressure cooker for about 8 to 10 minutes. If you decide to use dry beans, remember it is important to soak them before cooking. Adding  6 cups of water to 1 pound of beans to the electric pressure cooker works as well.

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This is what you’ll need to make these beans:

  • 1 (13 oz) can pinto beans.  (any beans will work for this recipe)
  • 4 1/3 cups of water (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon of my Sofrito  
  • 1/2  bouillon cube (I use chicken bouillion)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon bitter orange juice (optional)or white vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon tomato sauce

How to make pinto beans:

Step #1: Drain all the liquid from beans. The easiest way to do this is to place all the beans in a sieve and run water over them.

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Step #2: After the beans are drained and rinsed, put them in a large pot and add water. Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.

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Step #3:  Take out ⅓ cup of beans and blend them with a bit of the water. This will create a paste, add that back into the beans. 

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Step #4: When the beans start to boil add 1/2 of a bouillon (you can substitute with 1 teaspoon of salt), oil, tomato sauce and some sofrito. This seasoning has all the latin flavors I love.  If you decide not to use my sofrito recipe, you can substitute this one with garlic, salt, and black pepper. However, the flavors in this blend take the beans to another level.

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Step #5: Add the sour orange and some cilantro (optional). Let it cook on high temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency.

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How to serve these Pinto Beans:

These beans are great on their own with some avocado slices for a satisfying lunch. They also are great paired with my fluffy white rice. This is how we eat them at A simple tweak household!

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Creamy Pinto Beans in Just 30 minutes

These pinto beans are creamy and flavorful. They taste like they were cooked for hours, but the good news is that in just 30 minutes you will be enjoying the best pinto beans ever.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword Creamy Beans, Pinto Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 8 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (13 oz) pinto beans (About 1 pound)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon sofrito
  • 1/2 bouillon cube (I use chicken bouillion)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon bitter orange juice (optional) or a 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. Drain all the liquid from beans. The easiest way to do this is to place all the beans in a sieve and run water over them.
  2. After the beans are drained and rinsed, put them in a large pot and add 4 cups of water. Cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.

  3. Reduce temperature to medium-low and take out ⅓ cup of beans and blend them with a bit of the water and add that blend back into the beans.

  4. Next, add bouillon, oil, tomato sauce, and the sofrito.

  5. Add the bitter orange and some cilantro (optional). Let it cook on high temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

How to serve these Pinto Beans:

These beans are great on their own with some avocado slices for a satisfying lunch. They also are great paired with my fluffy white rice. This is how we eat them at A simple tweak household!

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pinto Beans in Just 30 minutes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

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