Perfect Dried Pinto Beans
  • 1 lb (approx. 2 cups) dried pinto beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 Tablespoons dehydrated minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced (optional)
  1. Rinse and sort the dried beans, removing any debris and broken beans.
  2. In a large saucepan, add all ingredients and bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Add water 1 cup at a time as needed to avoiding scorching the beans. Ideally, there should be enough liquid to have a gravy-like consistency but not so much that it appears soupy.

You can use fresh onion in the place of dehydrated. 1 cup of fresh diced onion is equal to 3 Tablespoons of dehydrated minced onion.
Recipe by My Earth Garden at