Slow-Cooked Zesty Pinto Beans

READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
Recipe by carolinafan

Great recipe for the crockpot.

Top Review by MarthaRN

These beans were great! The flavor is just spicy enough and they are comforting and filling. We enjoyed them over rice and they made a great lunch the next day. I will use this recipe often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, combine beans and 10 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender but still firm, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain beans, discarding water. Place beans in 3-1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker. Add 2 cups water and all remaining ingredients except tomatoes; mix well.
  3. Cover; cook on Low setting 8 hours.
  4. Add tomatoes; mix well. Cover; cook 1 to 2 hours longer or until beans are tender.

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