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Connelly’s Macho Pintos

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This family recipe was featured on the Pintos bag for decades and is a favorite of Connelly Hayward, 4th generation bean enthusiast.


  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Pinto Beans
  • 8-10 cups cold water
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • Salt to taste
Total time:
4 hours
Prep time:
2 hours
Cook time:
2 hours


  1. Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
  2. In a large pot, cover beans with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 ½ - 1 ¾ hours.
  3. During last 30 minutes of cooking, add cloves, basil and parsley flakes. Add additional water if necessary.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

pinto beans