Pinto Bean Recipes

Pinto beans, traditional in Mexican food, are smoky and delicious. These recipes with pinto beans include soups, stews and dips.

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Slow-Cooker Pinto Beans

I love pinto beans, but I always feel the flavor can easily turn too bland. I added a little this and a little that and came out with this amazing but easy slow-cooker pinto beans recipe. —Erica Vanderpool, Clarksville, Tennessee

Instant Pot Chili con Carne

2 reviews

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


Mexican Pork & Pinto Beans

3 reviews

We've lived in Arizona for decades, so Mexican-style cooking has become the same as "Arizona-style cooking" for us. Nothing tastes...


Mary’s Bean Tarts

This tart's main ingredient, beans, are not necessarily thought of as a dessert but these tarts are so sweet that...


Hearty Taco Chili

14 reviews

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....

Best Ever Beans and Sausage

31 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...


Bean Soup with Cheddar Cornmeal Dumplings

1 review

"I created my own, easy-to-prepare bean soup based on one we liked at a local Mexican restaurant," writes Shannon Kohn...

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

5 reviews

When Mom came to live with me several years ago, I told her it was now my turn to cook....


Slow-Cooker Enchiladas

89 reviews

As a busy wife and mother of two young sons, I rely on this handy recipe. I layer enchilada ingredients...


Six-Bean Chili

1 review

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...


Guilt-Free Chicken Chili

4 reviews

This chili is a keeper. Make it on Sunday and you get lunch for the rest of the week, too....

Pinto Beans and Rice

8 reviews

I love to try different foods, and I especially like to see the reaction of my family when I put...


Beef ‘n’ Bean Torta

12 reviews

This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare....


Weeknight Taco Soup

12 reviews

This soup turned out delicious on the first try, when I was working without a recipe. You could also add...


No-Guilt Beefy Nachos

Nachos you can feel good about! This meaty topping has less fat and sodium than typical nacho beef because you...


Cornbread-Topped Frijoles

10 reviews

My family often requests this economical slow-cooker favorite. It's loaded with fresh southwestern flavors. One batch makes eight servings—but they...

Three-Bean Bake

1 review

Being big eaters, my three sons love this recipe that I created. Leftovers can be used as a taco filling...


Pinto Bean Pie

Gammy (as my mom, Barbara Galloway, is known around here) loves to cook and be creative. It's a trait that...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

3 reviews

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


Turkey Pinto Bean Salad with Southern Molasses Dressing

1 review

This salad is a welcome alternative to the usual post-Thanksgiving fare. It's a tasty main dish loaded with good-for-you protein.—Lily...


Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...


Brown Sugar Baked Beans

1 review

If you must be stingy with salt, you're sure to appreciate this flavor-rich bean dish. "These beans are well-received by...


Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili

34 reviews

My husband and I love vegetarian Dutch oven recipes—and this vegetarian chili is one of our favorites. It makes...


Deluxe Walking Nachos

2 reviews

This slow-cooked potluck chili makes an awesome filling for a little bag of walk-around nachos. Cut the bag lengthwise to...


Cantina Pinto Beans

3 reviews

This dish was inspired by one served at a restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The chef added chunks of ham, but...

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Pinto Bean Casserole

13 reviews

—Sherry Lee, Shelby, Alabama


Cornbread Layered Salad

7 reviews

My mother's cornbread salad is so complete, it can be a meal in itself. The recipe has been in our...


Barbecued Bean Salad

5 reviews

This tangy, hearty salad is a refreshing dish to serve at a summertime picnic. Mild spices blend nicely with the...


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Taco Chili Mix

During the busy holiday season, folks are thrilled to receive a jar of chili fixings for a no-fuss dinner. The...


Stovetop Pinto Beans

1 review

We enjoy this dish throughout the year. When I take it to church suppers, I set some oven-fresh corn bread...


Homemade Mexican Lasagna

1 review

Our friends and family love this recipe. It's easy to make ahead of time and can be frozen. This is...