Mexican Pinto Beans
Mexican pinto beans are the perfect side to many of your favorite Mexican dishes! They also make a tasty meal all by themselves.
When it comes to making beans I always use dried beans. It’s less expensive and tastes better. It’s so easy to make these beans. I’ve been making a pot every week for the last month! They can be eaten any time of the day. My husband likes them for breakfast along with some eggs and this amazing habanero salsa.
Many people think that beans need bacon or a hamhock in order to taste good but that isn’t true. I find that these Mexican pinto beans have a lot of flavor to them despite using such simple ingredients. They’re also healthy so I feel good about myself when I eat them. All they need is a little salt after cooking and they’re ready to serve.
This has become my go to meal for many reasons. Not only are they delicious but they are also insanely cheap. If you have a large family you need to be making beans part of your meals if you want to save money.
I recently made these beans for some friends of mine. These are friends who are used to their beans being made with bacon grease or lard. Surprisingly they really liked these beans. Don’t get me wrong I love adding bacon grease to my beans. It’s absolutely delicious! But I can’t ignore the fact that it isn’t such a good idea to have them every week.
I’m so glad to have such a delicious and healthy recipe for Mexican pinto beans. How do you make your beans? I know everyone makes theirs differently and it’s always nice to discover a new trick or two.
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Mexican Pinto Beans
Mexican pinto beans are the perfect side dish to all of your favorite Mexican dishes!
- 1 lb pinto beans rinsed
- 1/4 piece of white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 cups water
In a pot bring all ingredients except for the salt to a boil.
Reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until beans have softened.
Remove from heat and salt to taste.
Serve and enjoy!