Cheesy Pinto Beans

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Pinay0618

You can serve this Mexican-flavored dish as a main course or a side dish. Quick to make with canned beans, too. Recipe is from Crisco.

Top Review by threeovens

This is an easy way to prepare beans. Baking in the oven infuses the beans slowly with flavor. Made for My Three Chefs event.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. HEAT oven to 400°F Puree 1 can pinto beans in a food processor.
  2. HEAT oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and peppers. Cook about 10 minutes or until soft. Add garlic, cook 2 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin. Continue cooking 1 minute. Add tomatoes, 1/2 cup tomato liquid, broth, hot pepper sauce and pureed and whole pinto beans. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Add 6 tablespoons cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. POUR into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chopped cilantro.

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