I'll list what I did below, you can click the link for the original recipe and instructions.
Vegetarian Pinto Bean Stew-adapted from Taste of Home
2 C water
1 C dry pinto beans, sorted and rinsed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C carrot, 1/4" sliced, then cut slices into four pieces
1 stalk celery, 1/4" sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
dash cayenne pepper-I did not use this
1 Tblsp dried, minced onion
1 C frozen corn, thawed
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juice-I used petite diced but suggest regular dice
1 Tblsp tomato paste
1 tsp of your favorite seasoned salt
2 tsp vinegar-I used cider
1/4 tsp sugar
Sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese for serving if desired-I desired
- Boil water in heavy pot. Add beans and 1/2 tsp salt, return to boil and reduce to barely a bubble with lid just a tad cocked (I leave a 1/8" crack). Cook beans for one hour.
- Add carrot, celery, garlic, chili powder, cayenne (if using), onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste and 1 tsp seasoned salt. Bring back to boil, reduce to barely a bubble with lid cocked again. Cook until beans and veggies are tender, 1+ hour (depends on the age of your beans).
- Stir in vinegar and sugar.
- Serve with cheese if desired.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)