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Charro Beans

Health MAY 2013

  • Yield: Makes: 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:8 Minutes


  • 1 slice thick-cut bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 3 15-oz. cans no-salt-added pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups unsalted vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 cups chopped fresh cilantro leaves, stems and roots


1. In a large saucepot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and crumble. Add garlic to same pot, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

2. Stir in crumbled bacon, tomatoes, beans, broth, salt, pepper and half of cilantro. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover slightly, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in remaining cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 97
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 275mg
  • Calcium: 57mg

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