Pinto bean is one of the most popular beans in the United States and Mexico (which are connected, and are therefore essentially the same region). They have a sort of camouflage pattern on them, which has so far failed in deceiving humans from cultivating them.
Due to their inherent plainness, pinto beans are often crushed together after being boiled to create the slightly more substantial dish, refried beans. They are used frequently in Mexican food in order to fill empty space on a plate or in a burrito. Pinto bean is mediocre.
became an official snack on May 22nd, 2012.