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Pinto Beans and Bacon

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Whole pinto beans flavored with bacon are a tasty variation on refried beans.

Ingredients

3/4
lb mesquite-flavored bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup chopped onions
2
cloves garlic, crushed
3
cans (15.5 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (12 oz) beer or beef broth
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan.
  • 2 Stir in onions and garlic; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is softened.
  • 3 Add remaining ingredients except bacon; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; cook 18 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Stir in all but 1/4 cup bacon. Crumble remaining bacon and sprinkle on top of beans. Serve immediately.
  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan.
  • 2 Stir in onions and garlic; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is softened.
  • 3 Add remaining ingredients except bacon; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; cook 18 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Stir in all but 1/4 cup bacon. Crumble remaining bacon and sprinkle on top of beans. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Cut down on prep time by using frozen chopped onions.

Cumin adds a warm, spicy (but not hot) flavor that jazzes up this easy-to-make side dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
9g
36%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
14g
14%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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