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Recipe Name: Mexican Beans  
Category: Cuisines of the World Sub Category: Mexican


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
15 mins 1.5 hr 2



Dried pinto beans, soaked 6-8 hours or quick-soaked   2 cups
Onion cut in wedges   2 small
Garlic clove   1 large
Chili powder   2 tbsp
Ground cumin   1/2 tbsp
Sea salt   1 tsp


  • Drain beans and discard soaking water. Put beans in a pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover beans by 2 inches.
  • Add onion and garlic clove. Secure lid and bring up to pressure.
  • Lower temperature to moderate heat and cook for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to release naturally.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of bean cooking liquid from the pressure cooker and mix together with chili powder and cumin.
  • Add spice mixture to the beans and stir to incorporate. Pressure-cook for another 30 minutes. Add salt and stir to incorporate.
  • Break up bean mixture with a potato masher. Check for seasoning.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  0 0
Saturated Fat  0 0
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  0 0
Sodium  85 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate  36 g 12%
Dietary Fiber   10 g 40%
Sugars   3 g  
Protein   10 g
Vitamin A   0   * Vitamin C   8%
Calcium   7% * Iron   16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs