Monday, July 12, 2010
Homemade Pinto Beans
The bag of pinto beans pictured cost $1.39 at Aldi. At $0.69/# I can make the equivalent of 4 cans of beans.
Sort through the dried beans removing any stones or defective beans. Rinse thoroughly. Place in a large stockpot and cover with water. Allow to soak overnight.
The next day, rinse and place beans, onion and water in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover slightly. Stir frequently, adding water if necessary. We prefer to mash the beans slightly and season to taste with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
1 pound dried pinto beans
1 onion, chopped