Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid
Episode: Full of Beans
Save Recipe Print
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Combine the beans, garlic, onion, and bay leaves in a medium pot. Add enough water to reach about 1 1/2 inches over the beans. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 hours. Add more water if the beans are absorbing too much liquid. The beans should be soupy when done, with plenty of liquid remaining. Season the beans with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Ladle the beans and cooking liquid into soup bowls and garnish with Mexican crema, cilantro and chopped white onions. Alternatively, the beans can be drained and use as a filling for soft tacos.

Cook's Note

Beans can be prepared 5 days ahead. Cool, cover and refrigerate. Bring to a boil before serving.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Ice Cream Social in a Bag

Get shaking with this unique way of making ice cream in five minutes.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Perfect Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Lorna Sass

Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Refried Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Bacon Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Creole Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips

Refried Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories