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Pinto Beans

Prep Time:

12 Hours

Cook Time:

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Total Time:

13 Hours 30 Minutes


  • 1 lbs. dry pinto beans

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Sort beans and soak in 10 cups of water overnight. Alternatively, bring beans a boil, turn off heat, and let it sit for 1 hour.

Step 2

After the beans have soaked, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat for about 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Optional: during the last 15 minutes of cooking add 1 cup tomato sauce. 


To help reduce gastrointestinal distress, drain off the water after beans are soaked and add fresh water 1 inch above soaked beans.

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