Lovelymomma’s Pinto Beans

I have looked on Pinterest and other sites for a pinto bean recipe. I have found and tried many delicious recipes for them. They are just not what I am looking for in a recipe. I want a simple and easy recipe full of flavor. So I accidentally through trial and error came up with my own. It was a hit with my in-laws when we had a family get-together for a football game. This recipe has only two ingredients outside of water and pinto beans. I hope you find it simple and delicious as well.

Lovelymomma’s Pinto Beans


2 cups of pinto beans

6-8 cups of water

2 beef bouillon cubes

1/2 tsp – 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning or to taste

Rinse and sort your beans. Put them in a big pot with 6-8 cups of water and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Once they have boiled for one minute cover them and remove from heat. Let them sit for one hour in the boiling water. Once that hour is up drain and rinse beans again. This method is the quick soak method. Return the beans back to the same pot and put 6 – 8 cups of water in with them as well as the bouillon cubes and seasoning. I use 6 cups of water because I do not like a lot of pinto bean juice. Let the beans boil once they get boiling cover and lower heat. Let them cook for 2 – 3 hours or till beans are to your desired tenderness. After they are done enjoy with any meal or by themselves. We love them with some good yummy honey corn bread.

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