Texas Pinto Beans

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (16-ounce) package dried pinto beans
4 2/3 cups water
1/2 small onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium tomato, diced
4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped


Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water 2 inches above beans. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 1 hour. Drain.

Bring beans, 4 2/3 cups water, and next 4 ingredients to a boil in Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour and 30 minutes or until tender. Add tomato and jalapeno pepper, and simmer mixture for 30 more minutes.


March 2001
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