Pinto Beans originated in Peru and spread their way through the Americas before finally making their way to Europe in the 1500s. They are the most consumed bean in the United States today and are often used instead of kidney beans in Chili. Pinto Beans are also used to make refried beans – a popular and delicious filling for burritos. Like all beans, Pinto Beans are a fantastic source of protein and fiber. Another great addition to today’s heart-healthy diet!