Pinquito Beans

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 167
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Protein: 7.4g
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sodium: 645mg
  • Cholesterol: 3.6mg


  • 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. 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. 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.
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