Cooking Pinto Beans Without Soaking First

I was making a salad that had pinto beans in it, so since I hadn’t yet tried cooking them without soaking first, I gave it a shot.  Of, course, by now I was totally confident that they would cook perfectly, and of course, they did.  First I sorted through the beans and I found not only a rock, but two black beans!  I threw the rock away, put the black beans back with the rest, and rinsed them all off throughly.

Upper Left - Rock, Upper Right - Black Beans, Bottom - Nice Pinto Bean

Upper Left – Rock, Upper Right – Black Beans, Bottom – Nice Pinto Bean

I  put the beans and 8 cups of water in a large pot, and then added 1 t garlic salt and (since I was making a Mexican-style salad) I also added 1 t cumin.  I brought it to a boil, gave it a good stir, and lowered the heat to simmer.  The beans were perfectly cooked in 2 hours, just like the rest.

Cooked Pinto Beans

Cooked Pinto Beans

 

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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