For as long as I can remember pinto beans were always paired up if not included in our meals. I’ve tasted a variety of dishes that had pinto beans as their main ingredient.
Growing up I wasn’t a huge fan of pinto beans. I didn’t hate them they just were another side dish or ingredient in a meal. Once I got married and pinto beans weren’t being cooked for me, I began to miss them. I had to quickly learn how to make them and with that I learned the benefits of including them in my meals.
I now make a big batch in the crock pot and store in container in our deep freeze for easy last minute meals. My kids have learned to eat them much like I did as a kid. They especially love taking sips of the broth.
Besides pinto beans being culturally traditional to the Mexican culture, there are some great benefits both in health and budget.
Here are 5 reasons my family eats pinto beans and yours should too!
Do you enjoy eating pinto beans? What is your favorite way of eating them?
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