Pinto Beans and Bacon

Pinto Beans and Bacon

Whole pinto beans flavored with bacon are a tasty variation on refried beans.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

3/4
lb mesquite-flavored bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup chopped onions
2
cloves garlic, crushed
3
cans (15.5 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (12 oz) beer or beef broth
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
  1. 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.
  2. Stir in onions and garlic; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is softened.
  3. 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.
Makes 8 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 530mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 9g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.