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How to make easy pinto beans

Secret included for avoiding pre-soaking. Super-easy!! Check out my Texas Cornbread guide and have beans and cornbread together.

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Pick over 3 cups pinto beans and get rid of bad beans, dirt, or rocks. Rinse and drain in a strainer.

Pick over 3 cups pinto beans and get rid of bad beans, dirt, or rocks. Rinse and drain in a strainer.

Add the rinsed beans to crockpot.

Add the rinsed beans to crockpot.

SECRET: Add 7 cups BOILING hot water. Must be boiling. Careful!

SECRET: Add 7 cups BOILING hot water. Must be boiling. Careful!

Add 1 teaspoon plain salt and a handful of chopped onions and 2 teaspoons minced garlic.

Add 1 teaspoon plain salt and a handful of chopped onions and 2 teaspoons minced garlic.

Cook on high 4-5 hrs.  My crockpot switches to warm after the cook time. If your crockpot doesn't go to warm automatically and you'll be away from home/kitchen, set them to cook for 8 hours on low.

Cook on high 4-5 hrs. My crockpot switches to warm after the cook time. If your crockpot doesn't go to warm automatically and you'll be away from home/kitchen, set them to cook for 8 hours on low.

Sorry I don't have a pic of the finished beans. Next time I make them, I'll add a pic. They are delicious!!!

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  • 3 cups pinto beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 tsp plain salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • onion, diced (optional)
  • Crock pot