Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I'm posting this because I don't want to lose track of it...this is one of my DH's favorite side dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small skillet cook onion, pepper, chili powder and garlic in butter until vegetables are tender.
  2. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  3. Stir in pinto beans and salsa.
  4. Bake, covered, in a preheated 350 oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
Most Helpful

I've made this a couple of times as a side for a Mexican style dinner. I like it using red bell pepper. Nice alternative to refritos and less fat.

PamC April 18, 2012

This was a perfect side to go with our fajitas. I used a bit more salsa and a mix of dried chipotle and Mexican seasoning. I was worried that this would turn out dry so I covered tightly with foil, but it worked out great. We often need an easy bean side dish and this fits the bill. Thanks for posting.

Roxygirl in Colorado September 26, 2011

Loved this recipe!! I'm not a big fan of beans, but this was delicious. Perfect for BBQ.

bgifford September 21, 2009