Cowboy's Pinto Beans

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This is my recreation of the pinto beans at our favorite BBQ restaurant. It took a while to get the spicy, slightly sweet flavor right and this comes pretty durn close to the original.

Top Review by Paka1931

These were a big hit and they freeze well! I also used real bacon bits. I don't think it hurt the recipe at all but can't wait to try it with real strips of bacon! Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook bacon until just crisp, pat with paper towels, and crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  3. In reserved bacon grease, sauté onion and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Put undrained pinto beans, onions and garlic, bacon pieces, and rest of ingredients into the casserole dish and mix well.
  5. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350°F oven for 1 hour.

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