These beans are considered to be sweeter, richer tasting and easier on the stomach than the pinto bean. The bolita bean is believed to have been cultivated and developed by the Spanish who settled in northern New Mexico. Bolitas cook faster, and taste excellent.|
Basic Bean Cooking Instructions
Pick over beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Place cleaned beans in a bowl of fresh cold water, cover and soak for 3 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature; drain and rinse well. Or place beans in a saucepan with water of cover, bring to a boil, remove from the heat , and soak for 1 1/2 hours, drain and rinse well. Cook beans by covering with 2" of water, simmering 1 to 2 hours or until tender depending on size of the bean.