Prep Time:

5 minutes
Cooking Time:
60 minutes
4 servings
1 cup dried pinto beans
4 cups water
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Juice of one lime
Salt to taste


  1. Soak the beans and then place in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Turn off heat, cover pot and let sit for 2-4 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse beans.
  3. Add to a large pot with 4 cups fresh water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook for 1 hour or until beans are soft.
  5. Add cumin, chili, lime and salt to taste.

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