Pinquito Beans

Pinquito Beans Recipe
Leigh Beisch
NOTES: Pinquito beans are packed in a seasoned liquid. If using pinto beans, drain beans before using.

Prep and cook time: 30 minutes


11 to 13 cups; 10 to 14 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 181
Caloriesfromfat 16 %
Protein 9.5 g
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 8.5 g
Sodium 927 mg
Cholesterol 3.5 mg


6 ounces sliced bacon, chopped
3 onions (1 1/2 lb. total), coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 1/4 cups red enchilada sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
5 cans (15 oz. each) undrained pinquito beans or drained pinto beans (see notes)


1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, frequently stir bacon until crisp, about 4 minutes. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain on towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon 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, enchilada sauce, tomato paste, sugar, mustard, beans, and bacon. Stir often until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour into a serving bowl.