AZ Health Zone/ Dinner/ Lunch

Beautiful Pot of Beans

Beautiful Pot of Beans

AZ Health Zone
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 12 portions


  • Strainer
  • Tray
  • Large Pot


  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dried spices cumin, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, etc


  • Wash hands with soap and warm water. Wash produce and chop as directed.
  • Spread beans on a tray to pick out and discard any small stones.
  • Transfer beans to a strainer and rinse.
  • Place beans in a large pot and cover with a few inches of cold water and soak over night.
  • After soaking, drain and rinse. Add beans back to the pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the pot. Add enough fresh water to cover beans by about 2 inches.
  • Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 1 ½ hours until beans are tender. Remove bay leaves.
  • Serve hot or cool and refrigerate leftovers.


Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)
calories, 140; carbohydrate, 25 g; protein, 8 g; total fat, 0.5 g; saturated fat, 0 g; trans fat, 0 g; cholesterol, 0 mg; fiber, 6 g; total sugars, 1 g; sodium, 30 mg; calcium, 48 mg; folate, 201 mcg; iron, 2 mg; percent calories from fat, 3%.
Keyword Beans

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