Southwestern Pinto Beans

Southwestern Pinto Beans

Looking for a fiery side dish? Spice it up with these slow cooked Southwestern pinto beans.

Prep Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Total Time

12:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

7

servings

4
cups water
1
cup dried pinto beans, sorted and rinsed
1
cup water
1
medium stalk celery, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon chopped chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (from 7-ounce can)
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2
teaspoons salt
1
can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  1. Heat 4 cups water and the beans to boiling in 2-quart saucepan; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 2 hours.
  2. Drain beans. Mix beans, 1 cup water and the remaining ingredients except salt and tomato paste in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 10 to 12 hours or until beans are tender.
  4. Stir in salt and tomato paste. Cover and cook on low heat setting 15 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. If bean mixture becomes too thick, stir in up to 1/4 cup hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
Makes 7 servings (about 1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
Save the leftover chipotle chilies to add a fiery kick to salsa, tacos and other Mexican foods.
Serving Suggestion
You can vary the taste of this south-of-the-border-influenced side dish by using black beans instead of pinto beans. These Tex-Mex beans make a great side dish for grilled beef steak, pork chops or chicken.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 900mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.