Pinto Beans A Ma Facon

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 107


6 cups water
2 cups dried pinto beans soaked, rinsed, and drained
6 inch strip kombu, rinsed
20 sun dried tomatos halves cut into small pieces
1 medium onion chopped
6 bay leaves
3 tablespoons tamari sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 to 3 cloves garlic pressed
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke


1. Bring the water, beans, and kombu to boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour.
2. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, onion, bay leaves, tamari, and vinegar to the pot and stir well. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, for another hour or until the beans are very tender and the cooking liquid has thickened. (If the beans are too dry, add more water as needed.)
3. Add the garlic, black pepper, and liquid smoke (if using) to the cooked beans. Mix well.
4. Serve as is or top with a garnish of finely chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil.

For a Change . . .
* Substitute Great Northern beans for the pinto beans.
* For a Tex-Mex version, add 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the pot in Step 2. Top with fresh cilantro and salsa before serving. Enjoy with corn tortillas, avocado, and a green salad.
* For a version of this dish that is traditionally served on New Year’s Day in the South, substitute black-eyed peas for the pinto beans. Black-eyed peas symbolize prosperity for the coming year. They are served either with green cabbage or turnip greens (the green color signifies money). Keep in mind that black-eyed peas cook a little faster than pinto beans, so be sure to keep an eye on them and test for doneness as they cook.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 107
Calories from Fat: 0

This Pinto Beans A Ma Facon recipe is from the Vicki's Vegan Kitchen Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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