Pinto Beans over Chips

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Make this big pot of beans and watch them become a complete protein vegetarian dish that can be used in more ways than one

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1 1/2 cups pinto beans dried
4 1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons oil
1 large onion chopped
1 28 ounce can tomatoes crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons potato starch
4 tablespoons cold water
16 ounce bag of tortilla chips (or baked scoops)
8 ounce sour cream (add your own variety of herbs)


1.  Bring beans and water to a boil for one minute; then turn off heat and keep covered and soak for two hours
2.  Bring to a boil again and simmer covered for 30 minutes
3.  Heat oil in a large skillet  and saute chopped onion until golden brown and transparent, about 5 minutes
4.  Turn up heat and add the crushed tomatoes and let bubble up for about 1 minute
5.  Then add the beans with water, salt and cayenne pepper and simmer 10-15 minutes covered
6.  Mix together potato starch and water until smooth and slowly add to the bean mixture, simmering 2 minutes
7.  Break up tortilla chips on a plate and spoon bean mixture on top to cover chips and top it with spoonfuls of sour cream

* If desired:  add some shredded cheddar cheese on top
* If desired:  omit tortilla chips and add 1/2 cup rice to beans and top with grated pecorino/romano cheese and serve with green beans


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