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From dry to the table in about 2 hours. These basic pinto beans are great when making refried beans.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a medium pot; add pinto beans, onions, garlic, ham base, and salt. Stir and return to a boil. Cover, turn off heat, and let stand for 1 hour.

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  • Return to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender or have reached desired doneness, 40 to 50 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For refried beans: Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid and either mash beans with a potato masher or process in a food processor until desired consistency, using reserved liquid to adjust as desired.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 0.9g; sodium 882.2mg. Full Nutrition
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