Pinto beans are one of the most consumed legumes because they can be flexibly used in a variety of dishes. The pinto bean is a beautiful oval-shaped bean with cream-colored shells and specks of browns. When cooked, the beans turn pink.
Pinto beans are very popular in South America and Latin America. It is also the bean of choice for the famous Mexican re-fried beans recipe.
Apart from that, pinto beans can be cooked in variety of ways. You can mash the beans and turn them into dips, or use them for soups and and baked dishes.
Sometimes, you don't have enough pinto beans for dishes, you can also substitute for pinto beans by others. Let's read "5 Alternatives to Pinto Beans" below to discover.