Pinto beans

Exceedingly popular throughout North and Latin America, Pinto beans are actually the original bean used to make Mexican refried beans. Today, Pinto beans are the most widely produced bean in the United States. Pinto beans are easily recognizable with their pale pink shade speckled with reddish-brown spots. Their unique color is so highly prized, in fact, that were dubbed the “pinto” bean after the Spanish word for “painted.” Once cooked, however, the colorful mottling disappears and the beans become a vibrant pink shade. Along with kidney beans, black beans and n..

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