The Dish: Mexican Pinto Beans

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The Dish is featuring recipes so that you can have good eats without leaving the comfort of your own home. If you are craving a delicious homemade meal, look no further. The Dish has a recipe just for you. Today we are featuring a recipe for Mexican Pinto Beans. This is a great meal to try if you want to find a new dish to bring to family events. Before making this dish, notice that cooking will take up to 2 ½ hours but it is worth the wait! 

Let’s start with ingredients, for this dish you will need: 

1 lb pinto beans 

8 cups water 

1/2 teaspoon cumin 

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder 

Salt (adjust amount to your taste) 

Cilantro (adjust amount to your taste)

Now that we have our ingredients, we will start by adding the beans to a large pot. Cover the beans with 6 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Cover the pot and let it simmer on low for 1 hour. Add the remaining water, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and then stir. Bring it to a boil. 

Once the pot is boiling, let it simmer on low heat while covered for an additional 1-1.5 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste the beans and add the salt, adjusting the seasoning as needed. Top off the dish with cilantro and that will complete your Mexican Pinto Beans! 

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