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Easy Sprouted Pinto Beans Recipe

Updated on October 7, 2014

Sprouting and Cooking Pinto Beans At Home

There are plenty of different ways of cooking beans. In my family the traditional way to make beans included soaking the beans completely before boiling them. However, this recipe is very different; sprouted pinto beans are quite a bit more healthy than the bean recipes that include lard in them, and sprouted beans are also very easy to prepare and make.

I stood by and watched as my best friend walked me through the process of sprouting and cooking my pinto beans. I tried them, and I must say they were every bit as delicious, if not more so, than the regular beans my grandmother used to make. Just don't tell her I said that. Check out this simple sprouted pinto bean recipe and see what you think.

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Why Should I Sprout My Beans?

Sprouting your beans transforms them into vegetables, decreases the total carbohydrate content, increases the dietary fiber and therefore makes them easier to digest...and its easy!

What Are The Benefits Of Sprouting Pinto Beans At Home?

Sprouted Pinto Beans VS Non Sprouted Pinto Beans

"There is an amazing increase in nutrients in sprouted foods when compared to their dried embryo. In the process of sprouting, the vitamins, minerals and protein increase substantially with corresponding decrease in calories and carbohydrate content. These comparisons are based on an equivalent water content in the foods measured. Analysis of dried seeds, grains and legumes shows a very low water content. But this increases upto tenfold when the same food is converted into sprouts." - Grata Young : Benefits of Sprouted Foods

How To Sprout Pinto Beans
How To Sprout Pinto Beans

Cook Time

Prep Time: 3-5 Days

Total Time: 3-5 Days

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • Pinto Beans
  • Large Boiling Pot
  • Strainer
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Clean and de-stone the pinto beans and rinse. Put the beans into a large pot and and fill with 2/3 more water than than the level of the beans. Cover and soak the beans in the pot for about 12 hours.
  2. At 12 Hours:
  3. Strain and rinse the beans very well. Place back into the pot and cover. Place the pot in a cool place in your kitchen out of the direct sunlight and away from heat sources and vents.
  4. Rinse and Strain well every 12 hours thereafter for 3 to 5 days. You will notice your beans beginning to sprout after a day or so. They are ready when most of the beans have sprouted and are about an inch in length. Do not over-sprout your beans.
  5. You want your beans to be cool and clean for the entire process except for the last 12 hours, in which allowing them to dry off, keeping them stored with the lid cracked open for the final 12 hours of the process.
  6. After all this time has lapsed your probably wondering what you are going to do with them next... Well you cook em. On a low simmer for about another 12 hours. You can chop some onions and garlic as well and season to taste. This is also a good time to add any peppers to make the beans spicier.
  7. My Next move is going to make my best friends absolutely awesome vegan chili recipe.
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