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Frijoles de Olla
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Liza P. February 28, 2023
Had a bag of pinto beans for I don't know how long. Decided to use this recipe to cook them....and they're still cooking. They were on the stove for five hours and they still weren't done, but I had to go to bed. Put them back on the stove top the next day (today) and still not done after 3 hours of simmering. Altogether I think I used up about 25 cups of water. Sigh. I was so hopeful. Could it be because my beans are too old! Doesn't seem possible.
cpizza September 24, 2022
I did this with an apparently old batch of pinto beans and after 2.5 or 3 hours the beans were still hard as rocks. This upset me, It was taking too long and I gave up. Then the next day I bought new pinto beans and redid everything and it finished up at around 2 or 2.5 hours or so. They were good but barely too salty for me and I measured the salt with a scale. I did fart a good amount after eating though, and supposedly soaking the beans in water the night before helps improve the digestibility of beans.
4COOKideas August 1, 2022
A+ give this simple recipe a try. I am originally from Illinois, we never made or ate a pot beans while growing up. So, I've never had experience with beans I've lived in Texas for over 30 years and really grown to love a good bowl of beans, with rice with cornbread or all by itself. However, I've been a bean cooker failure. I've tried all sorts of methods, recipes, and cookware. All to no luck. They either never cooked properly or did not have flavor. I watched Rick's show one morning and thought, let's give it a try. What really resonated with me was "do not soak the beans overnight, you're beans will taste like water." I tried his recipe using Oregano from my back yard, no Avocado leaves at grocery store, and dry bay leaves. I made it in my enameled cast iron pot, Boling and simmering for almost 4 hours. This was a complete success. I am ecstatic. Thank you Rick, from the bottom of my heart, for my new bean recipe.
Kendra H. July 17, 2022
This broth is MAGIC. I don’t know how something can be simple and complex at the same time…but these beans are!
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