Pinto Beans and Bacon

Whole pinto beans flavored with bacon are a tasty variation on refried beans.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    530mg
    530%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    9g
    9%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    14g
    14%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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