Paisa Pinto Beans (Frijoles Paisas)
- Rinse and sort beans. (Optional: Soak beans using your preferred method.)
- Place beans in a large pot and add water and ham hocks. Bring beans to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat. Allow beans to cook until almost tender, approximately 2 hours.
- While beans are cooking, prepare the guiso. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat, add onions, tomatoes, scallions, salt, garlic, cilantro and ground cumin, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
- When beans are almost tender, add the guiso, plantains, carrots and salt. Cover and cook for another hour or until the beans are fully cooked.