Authentic Mexican Pinto Beans (Frijoles de la Olla)

Mexican Pinto Beans

Today, I learned how to make authentic Mexican Pinto Beans, aka, Frijoles de la Olla, which means, “Beans right out of the pot.”  This is extremely popular in Mexican cuisine and it’s ooooh so good!

Pinto beans are a very good source of fiber for lowering the cholesterol.   Also, the beans’ high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia.

Pinto beans have a beige background strewn with reddish brown splashes of color; hence their name “pinto,” which in Spanish means “painted.” When cooked, their colored splotches disappear, and they become a pretty pink color.

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