Quick Texas-Style Spicy Pinto Beans
Tools Required:colander, knife and cutting board, large (4-quart) saucepan, measuring cups and spoons
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Difficulty Cost
Easy! Inexpensive!
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Difficulty Cost
Easy! Inexpensive!
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse* pinto beans in a colander.
  2. Chop onion. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, then add onion. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add beans, water (or broth), chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Add the whole (uncut) jalapeño to flavor the beans without adding too much additional heat. If you want super spicy beans, slice the jalapeño in half lengthwise, remove seeds and pith, then mince. (Alternatively, use minced chipotle peppers in adobo, to taste.)
  4. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then turn to low and simmer (uncovered) about 15 minutes, adding more water if needed.
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