How To Cook Pinto Beans

These are flavorful, creamy, and seasoned simply so that they will pair with any of your favorite Mexican-inspired recipes.

These pinto beans make the perfect side dish to go with tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and more.


– Dried Pinto Beans – Avocado Oil – Dried Oregano – Chili Powder – Cayenne Pepper

Pour dried beans onto the counter and and sort out the broken beans. Rinse, drain, and add to a large pot. Cover with cool water about 1" above the beans.


Place a lid on the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 2-3 hours, or until the beans are soft.


In a large pot, add the avocado oil and heat over medium heat. Add the minced onions and sauté until golden brown, or about 5-7 minutes.


Add minced garlic and cook until garlic is soft and tender, or about 2 more minutes.


Next, add in the cooked (or canned) pinto beans along with the oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and bay leaves.


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