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Pinto Beans and Bacon

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Pinto Beans and Bacon
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 8
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Whole pinto beans flavored with bacon are a tasty variation on refried beans.
Updated Jan 29, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cut down on prep time by using frozen chopped onions.
  • tip 2
    Cumin adds a warm, spicy (but not hot) flavor that jazzes up this easy-to-make side dish.

Nutrition

220 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 28g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
9g
36%
Sugars
1g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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