Southern pinto beans are simmered with smoked ham hocks (or use turkey wings) until tender with a thick brown soup.
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I was born and raised in the south by a single mother with five children. Our family enjoyed pinto beans and cornbread once or twice a week because it was affordable and filled our tummies.
To this day, I love pinto beans and Homemade Self-Rising Cornbread. Sometimes, I’ll add a few chopped onions. Always good. Never gets old.
I like tender pinto beans cooked until the skins falls off. Although not photogenic, they are delicious! If you prefer “pretty” whole beans, stir very gently or use a slow cooker.
Although most people love cornbread and pinto beans, there are multitudes who prefer biscuits. Which do you prefer? Please respond in comments.
The house smells wonderful while pinto beans are simmering. I removed the lid to shoot this photograph.
Pinto beans are the most popular beans in the United States and northwestern Mexico.
They are a common filling for burritos in Mexican cuisine. The young immature pods are harvested and cooked as green pinto beans.
In Spanish, they’ re called frijol pinto
[fri.ˈxol ˈpin.to], literally “speckled bean.”
There are a number of different varieties of pinto bean, notably some originating from Northern Spain, where an annual fair is dedicated to the bean.
According to Medical News Today, beans offer many health benefits for individuals with diabetes.
They are a high-nutrient superfood that can help control blood sugar levels and fight disease.
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