About Pinto Beans
Pinto Beans are a speckled variety of kidney bean
Use pinto beans in chilli recipes in place of kidney beans. They have a hearty flavour and are popular as baked beans and in bean salads. Bean sahib: Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan. Sauté 1 chopped onion and stir in ¾ tbsp curry powder, and ¼ tbsp ginger powder. Add 3 cups cooked beans, ½ cup sultanas, 2 chopped apples, salt and honey to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve with naan bread.
Cooking Instructions: Soak overnight. Rinse. Boil briskly in fresh water for at least 10 minutes. Simmer for approximately 40 minutes until tender.
For a guide to all the beans, peas and lentils cooking times and recipe suggestions have a look at this Real Foods Guide To Pulses.