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 whtbxrmom

I made this for dinner tonight. I did add extra garlic, which I always do when making a recipe, as we are a family of garlic lovers. We didn't care for the crushed tortilla chips on top. They soaked up the juices and we didn't care for the texture. Next time I will leave them off and adjust the ingredients to give this a little more heat.

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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