Basic Brown Beans

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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4 cups dried pinto beans, rinsed

2 tablespoons chili powder 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Add the beans, chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper to a large pot. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until tender, about 6 hours. Serve as part of a taco bar.
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