Ree's Perfect Pinto Beans
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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Perfect Pinto Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 11 hr 40 min (includes soaking time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 servings



  1. Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in a large pot. Cover the beans with water and add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, bacon, garlic, bay leaves, onion, bell pepper and some salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 1/2 hours.