Recipe Roundtable – Texas Pinto Beans

What a WEEKEND! We watched the Aristocats for the eleventy millionth time Friday for our Family Movie Night, then Saturday headed down to the DTE Heritage Festival at the Grand Rapids Public MuseumIt was fun! European countries were a little over-represented this year, but Asia was also standing strong for sure.

Then we went down to Kalamazoo for – get this –

A surprise party for my 90 year old Grandmother.

I can only hope that my heart and ability to “roll with it” is as strong at 90 as hers is. Holy cow.  It was really nice; lots of food and sharing about what makes my Grandma special.  That part took a while, because there is a lot of ground to cover in that area! She is awesome.

Songs were sung, poems were read, stories were told, tears were shed (happy ones), and also in the performance category, a certain 7 year old boy busted out some sweet Tae Qwan Do moves for his Great Grandma.

On to Recipe Roundtable!

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Texas Pinto Beans

This is a great, easy, frugal, healthy and tasty recipe (that’s quite an endorsement, isn’t it?!).

* 1 pound dry pinto beans

* 2 cups of chicken broth

* 1 large onion, chopped

* 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped

* 2 cloves garlic, minced

* 1/2 cup green salsa

* 1 teaspoon cumin

* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

* water

Place the pinto beans in a large pot, and pour in the chicken broth. Stir in onion, jalapeno, garlic, salsa, cumin, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking 2-3 hours, stirring often, until beans are tender. Add water as needed to keep the beans moist.

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  1. Looks good! Do you have to soak the pinto beans overnight? Have you tried doing this recipe the the slow-cooker?

    Have a great week!


    Big Binder Reply:

    I have done it in the crock pot and then I soaked the beans overnight, I’m sure if you did it on the stove soaking would cut down the cooking time!


    Carol@simple_catholic Reply:

    Good to know, thanks!


  2. I wonder if black beans would have the same effect? (Since I now have 25#.)


    Big Binder Reply:

    They all cook a little different, so it might be a little longer with black beans but I’m sure it would be good!



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