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Beans are the perfect health food to start the New Year right. Serve as a hearty stew with chile sauce. Or, you may refry for a side dish, burritos or tostadas.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine New Mexican
Servings 6 8 oz. servings
Calories 83 kcal


  • cups raw pinto beans rinsed
  • cups water
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. unbleached flour
  • ¼ medium onion diced
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Place beans in pressure cooker. Add water. Secure lid.
    1½ cups raw pinto beans, 7½ cups water
  • Cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until cooker reaches a state of pressure. Continue cooking over low to medium heat for 45 minutes. Release steam. Uncover. Note: (You may also cook beans in a Crock Pot on high for approximately 6 ½ hours or until beans turn reddish brown.)
  • Add salt to taste. Serve.
    1 tsp. salt
  • Proceed to option if you prefer thicker beans with onion.
    2 tsp. vegetable oil, 2 tsp. unbleached flour, ¼ medium onion


Option: Heat oil in small skillet. Add flour and stir until golden brown, making a roux. Add roux, onion and salt to beans. Cook uncovered over low heat for 15 minutes. Mash if desired.


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 334mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 4gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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