Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Yummy bean side dish that tastes great and cooks up fast! I got this from the Texas Beef Council, cuz ya know we raise cattle! :) BUT of course I had to play with it and change it up a little. I used turkey bacon in here but you can use any bacon you like, even fake bacon to make this vegetarian. Enjoy!
- 4 slices turkey bacon, chopped or 4 slices bacon or 4 slices soy bacon
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed, drained
- 3⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 -2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- Spray a skillet really well with cooking spray (or add a little veg oil) and saute chopped turkey bacon* or soy bacon*, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Keep stirring so that it doesn't stick and everything gets cooked on all sides. About 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Stir in remaining ingredients, cover and cook 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
- *Note: If you choose to use regular bacon cook it first and then drain and crumble. Pour off any grease from the pan leaving a tiny bit to saute the veggies.
This was really quick and pretty healthy. We enjoyed them over top of some baked potatoes and it made for a really tasty and easy meal. I was happy to see the turkey bacon in the recipe and it worked well. The only reason I am giving four instead of five stars is that my partner commented that they were ever so slightly too sweet but I thought they were fine. That was probably down to the brand of BBQ sauce rather than the recipe. Made for PAC Spring 2008.