Pinto beans are cooked in a tomato based sauce with spices like cumin, garlic and chili powder and make a great accompaniment to so many dishes. Try them with grilled steaks, chicken, BBQ, Mexican food, pulled pork, cornbread and so much more!
If you prefer to soak the beans overnight or do a quick soak (add beans to a sauce pan and cover with about 2 inches of water, bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cover pot with lid. Let soak for 1 hour) you absolutely can. Just adjust the recipe cook time to 25 minutes.