Whole pinto beans flavored with bacon are a tasty variation on refried beans.
lb mesquite-flavored bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
cup chopped onions
cloves garlic, crushed
cans (15.5 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
can (12 oz) beer or beef broth
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan.
Stir in onions and garlic; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is softened.
Add remaining ingredients except bacon; mix well. Reduce heat to medium; cook 18 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Stir in all but 1/4 cup bacon. Crumble remaining bacon and sprinkle on top of beans. Serve immediately.
Cut down on prep time by using frozen chopped onions.
Cumin adds a warm, spicy (but not hot) flavor that jazzes up this easy-to-make side dish.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.