pinto bean

noun

Definition of pinto bean 

: a mottled kidney bean that is grown for food and for stock feed

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Sides: Spicy green beans ($2.25 per serving) and a simple half ear of corn on the cob ($2.25 per serving) are welcome options to the traditional pinto beans, potato salad, creamed corn and coleslaw options. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Rusty Bucket BBQ," 9 Feb. 2018 Add cilantro or brown rice, black or pinto beans, salsas and other toppings ranging from bacon to sour cream. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "It's National Burrito Day! Mexican restaurants for build-your-own burritos," 5 Apr. 2018 The only sides on Franklin Barbecue’s menu (coleslaw, potato salad, pinto beans) are absent from Loro’s, supplanted by dishes like coconut-scented rice and papaya salad. Brett Anderson, New York Times, "Tokyo in Texas: Distinctive Japanese Food Is Thriving in Austin," 30 Apr. 2018 The families are drained after weeks of travel, coughing children and pinto beans. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "At the U.S. border, a diminished migrant caravan readies for an unwelcoming reception," 27 Apr. 2018 The ribs also lurk in a thick bowl of the pinto bean soup called pasulj. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Astoria Café is home to some heroic buns," 26 Apr. 2018 David Breeden, the chef de cuisine at the French Laundry, recalled the pinto beans and corn bread that his mother made in eastern Tennessee. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 Burritos come with choice of Mexican rice, black beans, pinto beans or refried beans, meat, cheese and sour cream. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "It's National Burrito Day! Mexican restaurants for build-your-own burritos," 5 Apr. 2018 Reduce heat to medium and add 4 cups shredded cooked chicken, 1 (29-ounce) can hominy, rinsed, and 1 (15½-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed. Adina Steiman, WSJ, "Unclutter Your Cooking," 30 Mar. 2018

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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pinto bean

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pinto bean

: a type of small bean that is grown for food

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