These beans reminded me of beans sometimes seen on menus as “cowboy” beans. They’re almost never vegan (though they should be), because someone thought they needed a little bacon (blech!), or pork (blech!) or chicken broth (blech!).
After cooking pinto beans in the pressure cooker, I simmered them for a couple hours over very low heat with veggie bouillon, beer, cumin, chili powder and a dried chipotle. Perfect, slightly sweet, slightly spicy pinto beans!
- 3 c. Cooked pinto beans with 2-3 c. cooking water
- 1 veggie bouillon cube
- 1/2 – 1 c. beer
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1-2 tsp chili powder
- 1 dried chipotle pepper