Pinto Beans and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 263 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 856mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.