How to make it

  • Pick over and discard any damaged beans or stones. Rinse the beans. Place in a bowl, add plenty of water to cover and soak for about 3 hours.
  • Drain the beans and place in a saucepan with water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the skins begin to crack and the beans are very tender, 50-60 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid.
  • In a large nonstick frying pan over low heat, warm the bacon drippings or vegetable oil.
  • Add the onion, chili peppers, garlic, oregano and cumin and saute, stirring, until the onion is very soft, 15 minutes.
  • Add the tomato, beans and salt and pepper to taste. With the pan still on the heat, mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon until creamy, adding the reserved bean cooking liquid if necessary to achieve the proper consistency.
  • Transfer to a dish and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    I usually buy these in a can('cause I'm lazy) for seven layer dips and such but these sound sooo good I'm going to try them. Thanks Chichi.
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  • melsa102 12 years ago
    I have a big ol' bag of pinto beans I didn't know what to do with, now I do! great post, sounds delicious!
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