No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting~The Pen and Quill

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products


Print Thread
Hop To
Pinto bean question #7175758
02/09/21 09:20 PM
02/09/21 09:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 414
Iowa
B
beeman Offline OP
trapper
beeman  Offline OP
trapper
B

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 414
Iowa
I tried my second batch of pinto beans today and they turned out as hard as the first. I have used dry navy beans many times and they were always nice and soft and creamy. I soaked these pinto beans 24 hours and then slow cooked them and they were still hard. I ended up using a hand held blender on them and still had a few hard pieces of beans. Is this what pinto beans are supposed to be like? Maybe pressure cook them next time? Any suggestions?

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175764
02/09/21 09:23 PM
02/09/21 09:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,627
Wyoming
C
cmcf Offline
trapper
cmcf  Offline
trapper
C

Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,627
Wyoming
time, slow simmer for about 8 hrs/ overnight.


“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined” B. Disraeli

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175770
02/09/21 09:27 PM
02/09/21 09:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 14,871
Fredonia, PA.
Finster Offline
trapper
Finster  Offline
trapper

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 14,871
Fredonia, PA.
Soak at least 24 hours and pressure cook.


I BELIEVE IN MY GOD, MY COUNTRY AND IN MYSELF.
Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175778
02/09/21 09:34 PM
02/09/21 09:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 22,504
nm
A
adam m Offline
trapper
adam m  Offline
trapper
A

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 22,504
nm
DO NOT add salt while cooking. If you must add water add hot/ boiling water.
No need to soak 24 hours just overnight. Honestly you don't need to soak, plenty of my tia's (Hispanic aunty) and my native auntys don't always soak their beans especially in a pressure cooker (1 hour) and their beans are incredible.

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175784
02/09/21 09:40 PM
02/09/21 09:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 6,319
Arkansas
J
J Staton Offline
trapper
J Staton  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 6,319
Arkansas
A chunk of pork in the simmer will make them real good.


1 Samuel 17:45-47
Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175787
02/09/21 09:42 PM
02/09/21 09:42 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 247
texas
L
la4wd54 Offline
trapper
la4wd54  Offline
trapper
L

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 247
texas
Soaking can shorten the cooking time but is not absolutely necessary. As was mentioned before, enough time cooking will do the trick

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175806
02/09/21 09:55 PM
02/09/21 09:55 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,115
Western Shore Delaware
SJA Offline
trapper
SJA  Offline
trapper

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,115
Western Shore Delaware


"Humans are the hardest people to get along with."
Dr. Phillip Snow
Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175849
02/09/21 10:27 PM
02/09/21 10:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 20,599
williamsburg ks
D
danny clifton Offline
"Grumpy Old Man"
danny clifton  Offline
"Grumpy Old Man"
D

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 20,599
williamsburg ks
i dont like pinto beans pressure cooked or in a crock pot. some crockpots will simmer on high. if you have one of them that will work. water needs to slightly boil. x2 on dont add cold water to them.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175883
02/09/21 11:00 PM
02/09/21 11:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 12,034
The Hill Country of Texas
Leftlane Offline
"HOSS"
Leftlane  Offline
"HOSS"

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 12,034
The Hill Country of Texas
Cooper's BBQ in Llano Texas makes their charo beans in a pressure cooker and they are some of the best food you'd ever think to put in your mouth. To be honest tho, so is everything else at Cooper's BBQ


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175960
02/10/21 12:10 AM
02/10/21 12:10 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 83
Wisconsin
A
asphalttrapper Offline
trapper
asphalttrapper  Offline
trapper
A

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 83
Wisconsin
45 minutes in an instapot no soaking

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175970
02/10/21 12:21 AM
02/10/21 12:21 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,265
Finally run aground in TN
Scuba1 Offline
"color blind Kraut"
Scuba1  Offline
"color blind Kraut"

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,265
Finally run aground in TN
Pinto beans, a diced onion, some bacon grease and a smoked ham hock. 90 minutes in a pressure cooker and you are good to go ... no soaking necessary


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175974
02/10/21 12:27 AM
02/10/21 12:27 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 3,036
Nevada
N
nvwrangler Offline
trapper
nvwrangler  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 3,036
Nevada
How old were the beans?

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175977
02/10/21 12:32 AM
02/10/21 12:32 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 7,005
Ky
J
jbyrd63 Offline
trapper
jbyrd63  Offline
trapper
J

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 7,005
Ky
LOL ok I cook pinto's 2 times a week RELIGIOUSLY .No soaking. At 12 noonish I look them and wash them. Put on top of the stove and season with pieces of jowl bacon. At the same time I turn on crock pot and let it be heating on high. bring the beans to a boil and i usually boil them for 30 minutes or so with the lid on. Transfer them to crock pot still on high and forget them. At 4.45 I put them back on stove in kettle on med heat and let them boil. While Im melting butter in cast iron skillet in oven at 385. I stir up batter and bake it. By the time the corn bread is done 5:30 ish the beans are finished with a nice thick soup. My wife gets home from work at 5.25 and we are eating by 5:35.
Trust me FORGET soaking pressure cooking and all that crap . WASTE of TIME . I been cooking beans like this for OVER 30 years. Oh yea add your salt to the beans when you first put on. I don't put much in because sometimes the jowl bacon is pretty salty .Easier to ad it after on the plate or in the bowl. Tomorrow is bean day I post pics Unless we have a steak .Picking up my beef tomorrow I had killed....

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7175985
02/10/21 12:39 AM
02/10/21 12:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 3,036
Nevada
N
nvwrangler Offline
trapper
nvwrangler  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 3,036
Nevada
The okie way
Lol

Soak overnight covered with water by an inch or 2. Add 2 tablespoon baking soda when you soak.

Rinse well add onion, garlic, hock or fat back to crock pot cover with water and cook on high for 8 to 10 hours . Eat when you get home from work.

Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7176136
02/10/21 07:50 AM
02/10/21 07:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 20,599
williamsburg ks
D
danny clifton Offline
"Grumpy Old Man"
danny clifton  Offline
"Grumpy Old Man"
D

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 20,599
williamsburg ks
pinto beans and bacon, ontop a piece of buttered cornbread and fried potato's on the side is sure enough good.

I like smothered burrito's too. Fry up some beef with green chili. Put chili powder on the beef, salt and pepper. Drain the beans. Put beans and beef on a tortilla. Spoon a little Campbells condensed cream of chicken soup right out of the can on. Add some grated cheese. Roll up a burrito. Put it in a baking pan. Cover the burritos with more cream of chicken and add more green chili. Sprinkle grated cheese on top too. Bake at 350 for a half hour. if you like you can call that enchiladas since you need a knife and fork. Whatever you call it its pretty tasty. Ground sausage is good too or chicken chunks.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Pinto bean question [Re: beeman] #7176181
02/10/21 08:47 AM
02/10/21 08:47 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 649
Washington
wildflights Offline
trapper
wildflights  Offline
trapper

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 649
Washington
Got me salivating...tagging this.


Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire. -Gustav Mahler
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread