Slow Cooker Pinto Beans by Annie Parsons

Virginia, US


Entry for the Beans Around the World Contest

My Aunt Dianne is famous in our family for making the most delicious Southern pinto beans. When I asked her for her recipe, I was shocked to find out that the dish was so simple; just put a few ingredients in the slow cooker and let them cook through a busy day. These comforting, savory cooked beans are the perfect main dish for a winter weeknight alongside some salty, buttery cornbread. They're also a super satisfying source of fiber, iron, and protein.

I created this illustration from Aunt Dianne's recipe in watercolor, pencil, and digital media. My mom Shelley and I created the hand lettering together with watercolor and digital media.