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Pinto Beans
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Pinto bean dish with Beneficial ingredients

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (7 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1-1/2 cups beans, soaked overnight in approximately 1 quart of water with 1 rounded teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-5 large garlic cloves, chopped course
  • 1-2 medium onions, rings sliced in quarters
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 level teaspoons curry

  • 1 cup of bean water
  • 2 heaping teaspoons soy flour [or BTD compliant flour]
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons oat flour [or BTD compliant flour]
  • 10 to 15 drops stevia solution, made with 3 level teaspoons stevia extract in 2 ounces water
How to make it:
  1. Drain the beans, cover with fresh water, and cook till tender (pierce with fork to check when done).
  2. Add garlic.
  3. Add onions.
  4. Add olive oil and spices.

  5. Take 1 cup of water from beans.
  6. Add the flours, and stir to remove lumps.
  7. Add the stevia solution, if desired.
  8. Stir sauce into beans and cook till onions and garlic soften.
  9. Salt to taste.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Curry  N N B B B B B B
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Pinto Bean  B B B B A A A N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal3 ,4 B N B B B N N A
Soy Flour/Bread4 ,5 B N B A N A N A
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Stevia- N N N N A N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 10:46 AM By: Drea