Pinto Beans

  1. I made some for dinner this evening, i was wondering, if you fix them, what do you cook them in, and what do you add to them? (looking for new ideas)

    I use the crockpot, add beans (dried ones), add water, and throw in a hamhock. It creates a good flavor.

    So how do you fix 'em?
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Jan 1, '05
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  2. 53 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Beans, beans, good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you phart, the more you........Oops, sorry, it's all the methane in the house, with four men/boys who take pride in their ghastly gas emissions, that must have gotten to my head. :imbar

    Anyway, I use pinto beans to make chili.......after cooking the beans, I put ground beef, tomato soup and tomato sauce, and Mexican seasonings as well as Tabasco in to make it nice and hot. Then I like to top my bowl off with onions, chipotle salsa and cheese. It's a gastronomic nightmare, and I pay dearly for it, but it's sooooooooo tasty!! MMMMMMM.......wish I had some now.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Sounds like Heartburn in a Bowl lol. (sounds good, though)
  5. by   live4today
    I love Pinto Beans! They are very nutritious! I've cooked them with hamhocks before, and also just plain ham.

    I've used them in Chili, and mix them in casseroles with white rice, cut up chicken breast, cheese, peas, chicken bouillon,and seasonings.

    I haven't cooked any in a looooong time, but talking about them makes me want some. I can almost smell them cooking!
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    That was me, i was craving the beans, but waited till this weekend. Eat them today, the effects are gone before Monday, i wouldn't want to put any pt. through the after effects :stone
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    Man, Tejas chili is about the only thing in US cuisine that can even elicit a response on my tongue. :tongue: My tongue is used to chili, hot and spicy stuff
  8. by   live4today
    Quote from marie_lpn
    that was me, i was craving the beans, but waited till this weekend. eat them today, the effects are gone before monday, i wouldn't want to put any pt. through the after effects :stone
    when i have to "expel the remains of a meal" while on duty, i simply do so. it's good to let patients, visitors, co-workers, and management know how human nurses are.
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Sounds like Heartburn in a Bowl lol. (sounds good, though)
    It is........but it's worth the pain and suffering at least once in a while!

    I used to consume hot, spicy stuff all the time in years past......why is it that foods we ate without any ill effects in our youth, do such bad things to us in midlife? I swear, almost everyone I know who's over 40 has GERD, or something like it; me, I've got reflux PLUS a "fluffing" problem that precludes my eating anything with fiber, sugar, or certain spices in it within 12 hours prior to a social engagement. (This includes work.) It's getting to the point where I either refrain from anything with flavor, or hide away in my bathroom for most of the day. :imbar

    Oh, well.......it's always something. :uhoh21:
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from mjlrn97
    It is........but it's worth the pain and suffering at least once in a while!

    I used to consume hot, spicy stuff all the time in years past......why is it that foods we ate without any ill effects in our youth, do such bad things to us in midlife? I swear, almost everyone I know who's over 40 has GERD, or something like it; me, I've got reflux PLUS a "fluffing" problem that precludes my eating anything with fiber, sugar, or certain spices in it within 12 hours prior to a social engagement. (This includes work.) It's getting to the point where I either refrain from anything with flavor, or hide away in my bathroom for most of the day. :imbar

    Oh, well.......it's always something. :uhoh21:

    Beano darlin :chuckle

    I love pintos too. And spicy food. And I don't have GERD so far.

    Oldest son just walked in here fluffing . . .

    steph
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from stevielynn
    Beano darlin :chuckle

    I love pintos too. And spicy food. And I don't have GERD so far.

    Oldest son just walked in here fluffing . . .

    steph
    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    Aren't guys just so........fluffy ? :chuckle And they take such perverse delight in it, too!

    No, I don't think the spicy foods I used to ingest on a regulary basis caused my GERD; I got that from a combination of stress, overweight, a bad diet overall and worse genes. But eating chipotle peppers sure doesn't do me any good, and I sometimes 'vurp' such caustic material that I can imagine what a volcano must feel like. (That's what we call a 'vomit burp' in our house.) The other night I actually aspirated just a bit of it, and my chest felt like it was on fire! I coughed so hard and so long I thought I was going to lose a lung......fortunately, the spell went away, but not until my asthma had kicked up a fuss and the inhaler had to be found and used. Ahhhhh......such is life.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from mjlrn97
    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    Aren't guys just so........fluffy ? :chuckle And they take such perverse delight in it, too!

    No, I don't think the spicy foods I used to ingest on a regulary basis caused my GERD; I got that from a combination of stress, overweight, a bad diet overall and worse genes. But eating chipotle peppers sure doesn't do me any good, and I sometimes 'vurp' such caustic material that I can imagine what a volcano must feel like. (That's what we call a 'vomit burp' in our house.) The other night I actually aspirated just a bit of it, and my chest felt like it was on fire! I coughed so hard and so long I thought I was going to lose a lung......fortunately, the spell went away, but not until my asthma had kicked up a fuss and the inhaler had to be found and used. Ahhhhh......such is life.
    Yep, he seemed quite proud of himself. And then he complains if the bathroom is a tad smelly when his mommy leaves it. Moms are NOT allowed to smell bad.

    My husband has heartburn all the time. Carries a bottle of Tums around with him. When he was on Atkins, he had NO heartburn and felt more energetic and just all around better. He has gained all the weight back plus some and feels lethargic most of the time and carries his Tums again.

    If you saw our Christmas photo in the gallery, you can see the culprit of the gassiness this evening on the far left.

    steph
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    I like pintos too. And Texas chili!

    But on New Years Day it's got to be blackeyed peas!

    I add onions, garlic, celery, peppers, grated carrots, and a dime.
  14. by   Roy Fokker
    Hey! What's with the male bashing?!

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