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What's the best recipe using pinto beans?

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lucydogz Tue 06-Mar-18 13:41:51

I'm exploring using beans more. I really like black beans and chick peas, and have just bought a bag of pinto beans. Is there any recipe to use them specifically, or do you just substitute them for beans in other recipes?

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Purplerain101 Tue 06-Mar-18 13:43:43

I just substitute them for other beans. They are really good in a bean chilli, and also as refried beans as a Mexican side dish.

lucydogz Tue 06-Mar-18 13:54:24

So, bean chilli - fry up onion, garlic, chilli. Add beans and tinned tomatoes? Anything else to add?

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Purplerain101 Tue 06-Mar-18 14:54:41

www.rivercottage.net/recipes/pinto-bean-chilli This recipe is delicious and easily adapted if you want to miss out some of the spices/herbs and wine etc

lucydogz Tue 06-Mar-18 15:18:24

Thank you. That's tomorrow's tea sorted.

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Todayisanewday75 Sun 11-Mar-18 07:50:12

There is a pinto bean bolognese on thevegspace.co.uk that is delicious, has a lot of red wine in it

confusedandemployed Sun 11-Mar-18 07:52:17

Just a word of warning: I use loads of beans and decided to try pinto beans for a change.

The flatulence was unbelievable. Christ, if I could have got away from my own arse I would have. DH had to sleep in the spare room. blush

Todayisanewday75 Sun 11-Mar-18 07:55:08

And for a basic bean chilli I fry onion and garlic, add 1tbsp mild chilli powder, 1tsp each cumin and oregano, 1/4tsp cayenne, 2 cans of beans and 1 can tomatoes then simmer.

nong45 Sun 11-Mar-18 08:01:56

Bean Burritos - fry up chopped onion garlic and peppers, add some cumin and paprika, chipotle paste, add a tin on baked beans in tomato sauce and a tin (or equivalent) of pinto beans and cook through. Fill your tortillas with bean mixture, grated cheese, avocado salsa / guacamole and sour cream, jalepenos. Great alternative to meat burritos even the meat lovers in my house think so.

nong45 Sun 11-Mar-18 08:03:46

Ps don't drain the baked beans before adding but do drain the pinto!

lucydogz Sun 11-Mar-18 08:28:18

Thanks all, i'll definitely try them.
confused that made me laugh. The very, very worst are soybeans (from dried). We made a soybean casserole for a dinner party once. It was delicious, but by the end of the evening we were pratically cross-eyed with the effort of not farting. Especially as it was some people we wanted to impress.

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BrassicaBabe Sun 11-Mar-18 20:24:35

Came in to say the same Hugh Fearnley-fleaface recipe as purplerain It's fab. Double up and freeze it

kateandme Mon 12-Mar-18 08:14:41

love making sausage and bean casserole with them.fry sausages.onions and garlic,sprinkle in some cornflour followed by a bit of stock,tin of tomatos and tin of baked beans.
or a chicken and veggies crumble.onion,garlic chicken bacon courgette,celery, and either add tomatos and jar of dolmio or make a white sauce add beans.thyme and mixed herbs.top with savoury crumble and grated cheese or slice/chunked potatos. bake.

silveradodreams Thu 15-Mar-18 20:32:32

thanks to the poster who suggested the Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall chilli, it's delicious!

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