Perfect Pinto Beans

This is the best recipe! It always turns out delicious. Dovetailing Tip: Use the beans that have soaked overnight, for tonight’s recipe.

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Serving size: 12
Calories per serving: 63

1 1/2 pounds pinto beans
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 thick-cut slices of bacon, cut into thirds
3 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight.

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.


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