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
salt
pepper
garlic powder