As the most popular bean in America and Northern Mexico, Pinto beans are rightly associated with Tex-Mex, Burritos and refried beans. But this isn’t all you can do with them! They’re lovely in salads, and can make delicious stews or spicy beans, pairing deliciously with smoked paprika.
Directions: Soak beans in cold water for a minimum of 8 hours (or overnight). Rinse the beans thoroughly and place in a pan of cold unsalted water. Bring the water to the boil and do a rapid boil of 10 minutes. Cover and simmer for a further 60 minutes until the beans are tender.