Everyone in the world is raging over Instant Pot cooking or turn to their old trusty slow cooker. I admit I use both willingly on busy days. But I truly prefer the taste of stove top cooking, especially with savory soups and sauces. I also love using my stove top for cooking beans. I feel beans cooked on the stove top just taste better.
Cooking beans are part of my childhood. I can remember walking around the kitchen while my mom was stirring the beans. She would test the beans for tenderness by dipping a large wooden spoon into the bowl and pulling up a few. She would mash one and then I would eagerly mash another and then eat the beans that were left. By the time supper was on the table, my younger self-was already “full of beans.” But I knew there would be cornbread so I would sit and shuffle my feet impatiently through the family dinner prayers waiting for a hunk of corn bread and a little bowl of brothy beans.
Today I am sharing a simple recipe for stove top pinto beans, the particular recipe is a no soak vegan pinto beans recipe, and even though it sounds like it would take all day to make them, it takes around two hours of cooking time, and much of that is at a simmer. This recipe uses a quick soaking method, which works!
No Soak Vegan Pinto Beans Recipe
- Note I usually double this recipe for the freezer, so I choose the 8qt pot, but 4-5 quarts are just fine for one pound of beans.
1 lb. bag dried pinto beans
One tsp Salt
( I added one teaspoon each of chili powder, onion powder, and cumin, along with a can of sliced jalapenos to this recipe to use for refried beans later this week)
- Sort dried beans, removing any tiny mud clots, little rocks, or bad beans and discard. I use a large cutting board to sort our beans.
- Place sorted into the stock pot and cover with water about two and a half inches above beans.
- Cover pot and bring to a boil, remove from heat and let rest for one hour. (Turn off that burner busy moms!)
- After resting the beans, stir in salt and any spices you love. If you choose to add the can of jalapenos only add 1/3 of the jar, it can get pretty spicy.
- Bring beans to a boil over medium heat. When beans start to bubble reduce heat and simmer for 1.5 hours or until tender, you can pierce them easily with a fork. Check after around 45 minutes and again at the hour mark to make sure beans are still immersed in enough water, add water as needed.
Enjoy your tender, yummy beans!
If you like this No Soak Vegan Pinto Beans recipe, you may also like this super flavorful potato recipe. Greek Style Potatoes