Flourist Pinto Beans: A Cooking Guide
February 20, 2019
Grown Organically, our Flourist Pinto Beans are from Brad Boot's farm near Outlook, Saskatchewan. They are easy to digest and contain many essential nutrients and a high amount of protein. With such an amazing texture, our Pinto Beans are excellent for use in soups, salads, and dips.
Soak beans for 6-24 hours in cold water. When ready to cook, drain and rinse well. Transfer the beans to a pot and cover with plenty of water. Bring to a boil on high heat and reduce the heat once it begins to boil. Cover and maintain a gentle rolling boil until the beans are soft, roughly 45-50 minutes. Halfway through your cook, allow some of the steam to escape by placing the lid offset on the pot. Drain and rinse well with cold water.
Instant Pot Method
Soak Pinto Beans overnight or for 10-12 hours. Strain and rinse well under cold water. Add to instant pot and cover by about an inch with water. Cook at high pressure for 3-4 minutes. 3 minutes will yield beans that are slightly firmer and ideal for salads while 4 minutes if perfect if you are using them for dips. Manually release right away before straining and rinsing well under cold water.
Storing Cooked Pinto Beans
Store in the fridge in a container filled with cold water. Your beans will stay fresh up to one week if you rinse the beans and change the water once or twice.
Batch Cooking + Freezing
To have cooked Flourist Pinto Beans on hand for ease and convenience, we recommend to use our batch cooking method. Simply soak and boil 2-3 cups of dry Pinto Beans and either refrigerate or freeze for later use. To freeze, simply store cooked and rinsed Pinto Beans in a Ziploc freezer bag. When ready to use, run them under hot water to thaw.
Another great tip is to freeze them on a baking tray so they don't stick together. Once they are frozen, transfer them to a Ziploc and save for future use. Frozen Pinto Beans will keep for 4-6 weeks in the freezer and can be a lifesaver on a busy weeknight.
Pinto Beans are low in fat but have about 15g of protein per 1 cooked cup serving. This makes them excellent for weight management. Pinto Beans are ideal protein replacements and are great for your heart health. They also help with glycemic control making them an excellent addition to your diet.
Pinto Beans are great for providing energy as there are about 30g of starch per serving as part of a healthy amount of complex carbohydrates. They also contain about 15g of fibre per serving which is great for maintaining blood sugar levels and improving your digestion.
Packed full of vitamins, one cup of Pinto Beans contains 74% of your recommended intake of folate. Folate is great for the production of red blood cells. They are also high in iron and vitamin B6.
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