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Pinto Beans


Simplest Recipe

1 lb dried pinto beans, soaked overnight, rinsed

Water (depends on cooking method, see below)

1/2 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste  (or chopped onion)

1 tablespoons garlic powder, or to taste  (or fresh garlic)



More Ingredients Recipe 

1 lb dried pinto beans, soaked overnight, rinsed

1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp black pepper

Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
Heat the pot and water sauté the onions in about a tablespoon of water, until translucent.

Add the garlic and the rest of the spices and stir constantly for 30 seconds. 

Then add the beans. and water and cook as described below.

Note:  Salt is optional --  but if you use it, don’t add salt until beans are cooked and tender as salt can make the skin tough.  

Pressure Cooker:

Add all ingredients to the pressure cooker and 4 cups water.

Pressure cook for 20 minutes, slow release

Stove Top:

Add all ingredients to a large pot with 6 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 1-1 ½ hours 

Slow Cooker, such as Crock Pot:

Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cover with 2 inches of water. 

Set it to cook for 10 hours. 

Serve with a optional hot sauces, such as Louisiana Hot Sauce, Tabasco, Valentina hot sauce, Tapatio

Brown Rice



  • Brown rice, rinsed

  • Water




Stove top:  Add 2 cups water and 1 cup rice to medium pot or steamer.  Bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover, about 30-45 minutes until desired tenderness and water is absorbed.  
You can double or triple with the same ratio as desired.  


Instant Pot: Add 1 ¼ cup water and 1 cup rice to the instant pot.  Press the multi grain option.  You can double or triple in the same ratio as desired.  


Tip:  You can freeze cooked rice and use when needed  

Frozen Vegetable Mixes


Microwave:  Add 1 lb. frozen normandy vegetables to microwave safe bowl with a lid.  Microwave 5-6 minutes until just heated -- For best taste, be careful not to overcook.  


Stovetop:  Add frozen normandy vegetables to a pot with ¼ cup water, simmer covered until just heated - For best taste, be careful not to overcook.   


Optional easy flavoring for vegetables 


  • Lemon or lime juice, fresh


  • Smoky Maple Mustard Sauce:  Whisk together 

    • 3 tablespoons of your favorite mustard

    • 1 tablespoon of Braggs Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce

    • A few drops of maple syrup (optional)


  • Mustard/Vinegar/Lemon Sauce:  

    • 3 tablespoons of your favorite mustard

    • 2 tablespoons of your favorite balsamic vinegar

    • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon or lime juice

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