Mashed Pinto Beans
Use for bean nachos, tacos, burritos, casseroles, or dips
Serves: Makes about 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
1 Place the beans in a large pot with the water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and cook until tender, 3 to 4 hours. (To reduce the cooking time, soak the beans overnight in the water. Then proceed as directed, reducing the cooking time by 1 hour).
2 Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
3 Mash the beans, using a hand masher, electric beater, or food processor. Return to the pan. Add the spices, a little of the reserved cooking liquid, and the salsa, stirring until the beans have a softened, smashed consistency. Heat through to blend the flavors.