Pinto Beans With Bacon

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Andtototoo

I had a similar dish at a Mexican restaurant and came home and made up my own recipe.

Top Review by mermaid1957

I love this recipe. It's very easy to make and has a marvelous flavor. You can let it simmer for a long time and, of course it tastes even better the next day. Thanks andtototoo for the great recipe. It's a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the pinto beans in water overnight in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Drain the beans and set aside.
  3. In a dutch oven or other large vessel put the oil, onions, bacon, garlic and green chilies and cook over medium or medium-high heat until the onions are transparent and the edges of the onion have very lightly browned. Stir in the cumin powder.
  4. Add the beans and 6 cups water. Increase heat to high, bring liquid to a boil, decrease heat to medium or medium-low and cook until the beans are very tender, adding more water as needed. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. I like to serve these beans in ramekins. They make a nice side dish to any Mexican meal.

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