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                           GOOD PINTO BEAN RECIPE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Dried Pinto Beans -- soaked
    6       c            Cold Water
    1                    Bay Leaf
    3                    Fresh Sage Leaves
    1                    Or 2 Dried New Mexican
                         -Chiles - seeded
      1/2   c            Hot Water
    1       tb           Olive Oil -- or vegetable
    1       c            Chopped Onion
    1 3/4   ts           Cumin
    3                    Garlic Cloves -- finely
      1/2   ts           Chipotle Puree
    2       ts           Fresh Sage -- chopped
   Drain and rinse beans; place in large saucepan with
   cold water, bay leaf, and whole sage leaves. Bring to
   a boil, reduce heat, and cook until tender. Meanwhile,
   cover chiles with hot water, soak about 20 minutes,
   and puree in a blender. Heat oil in large skillet; add
   onion, 1 tea salt, and 1 tea cumin.
   Saute until tender; add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes
   more. Add beans and broth to the onion along with 1/2
   tea salt, the remaining cumin, and the chili puree.
   Cook medium about 25 minutes, stirring as needed. The
   beans should be soft but not mushy. Add chopped sage
   and salt to taste. Note: I made this at a school using
   canned beans, eliminating the soaking and
   long cooking. I also used your basic chile powder
   instead of the dried chiles, also eliminating the
   soaking. The chipotles are crucial, though - salsa
   works as well as the puree, though you need to use a
   little more
   Recipe By     : Fields of Greens by Annie Somerville
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