An easy component that takes dried, bulk pinto beans and turns them into a delicious meal or base for another recipe.
1 cup uncooked dried pinto beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, mincd
1 poblano pepper, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 teaspoon toasted and ground cumin (see note)
½ to 1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Tips & Tricks: Cumin: use the whole cumin seed and toast in a dry skillet then grind. You can use pre-ground cumin, the flavor just won't be as prominent.
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