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Pinto Beans and Rice

 Pinto Beans and Rice
I love to try different foods, and I especially like to see the reaction of my family when I put new dishes on the dinner table. This was a success. I've since served it at many potlucks and have been asked for the recipe every time.—Linda Romano, Mt. Airy, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, liquid smoke if
  • desired, salt and pepper. Stir in rice and beans.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 263 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 856 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.