For the record, we are not promoting dishonesty, but let’s be clear: When was the last time you remembered to put the beans to soak early enough, so they were ready for that special moment? I have no idea. As most of us are always in a hurry, this type of food that you have to start preparing in advance is not good for us.
If you are one of mine and you love homemade beans, but you prefer the convenience of canned ones, here are some of the best canned pinto beans recipe. They are so easy that you can even make them on a canning stove.
Canned Pinto Beans Recipe
Here are some best recipes you won’t find on any simply recipes website:
Recipe 1: Refried Pinto Beans
Who would have thought that refried beans could be healthy? In this recipe, they taste the same without all the added fat. In addition to being cholesterol-free, they are gluten-free, and can be eaten guilt-free!
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) vegetable oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 15 oz. (440 g) canned pinto beans, drained
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
- ½ lime squeezed
- Pour all the ingredients into the blender or mixer container in the order listed and close the lid securely.
- Select high speed and press pulse control 5 to 6 times, or until beans are pureed with chunks.
- Place the beans in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
Recipe 2: Canned Pinto Beans And Bacon Soup
A single dish full of flavor, which combines the intense taste of pinto beans with bacon’s flavor. A perfect balance.
- 500 g of canned steamed pinto beans
- 200 g of chopped carrots, onion and celery
- 70 g of bacon
- 30 g of grated cheese
- 500 g of vegetable broth
- Extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, sage to taste
- First, gently fry the chopped vegetables with the oil and the sage leaf and then cut the bacon into small pieces.
- Add half of the whole pinto beans and half crushed or pureed.
- Sprinkle with the broth and cook gently for a few minutes, adjusting the flavor with salt and pepper.
- Serve the pinto bean and bacon soup hot, sprinkled with grated cheese and ground pepper