Pinto beans are a medium sized oval shaped bean traditionally used to make refried beans, but are very versatile and can be added to soups, casseroles, served with rice, or eaten cold in a salad.
The pinto bean is a variety of the common bean. It is the most popular bean in the United States and northwestern Mexico, and is most often eaten whole in broth or mashed and refried. Either whole or mashed, it is a common filling for burritos.
Origin: United States