Pinquito Beans

Makes 8 to 10 servings


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4 slices (about 1/4 lb.) bacon, chopped
2 onions (1 lb. total), coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2/3 cup canned red chili sauce (about 1/2 of a 10-oz. can)
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3 cans (15 oz. each) pinquito beans


1. In a 4- to 5-quart pan over high heat, frequently stir bacon until crisp, about 4 minutes. Lift out the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on towels. Discard all but 1 teaspoon of the drippings from pan.

2. Add onions and garlic to pan. Stir often until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add green pepper, chili sauce, tomato paste, sugar, mustard, beans, and bacon. Stir often until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes to blend flavors.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 167
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Protein 7.4 g
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 1 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 645 mg
Cholesterol 3.6 mg