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Bacon-Simmered Pinto Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Bacon-simmered pinto beans recipe? Learn how to make Bacon-simmered pinto beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lindzwillson

Makes 8 servings



This dish can be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon. A final flourish of sharp Cotija cheese, cilantro, and pickled onions adds color and texture.

Recipe Ingredients for Bacon-simmered pinto beans

1 1/2 lb. dried pinto beans (4 cups), rinsed
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 slices thick-cut bacon, coarsely chopped
1 onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 pepper pepper
1/2 cup feta cheese

Recipe Directions for Bacon-simmered pinto beans

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  2. Place beans in a large pot. Add enough water to cover by 4". Let soak overnight. Drain beans.

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  4. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in same large heavy pot over medium heat. Add bacon to pot and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from pot. Add onion, garlic, and 1 minced jalapeņo and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 10 minutes.

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  6. Add drained beans to pot. Pour in enough water to cover beans by 2" (about 8 cups). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more water by 1/2-cupfuls if dry, until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Stir in remaining jalapeņo and reserved bacon. Season to taste with salt. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Let cool slightly. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm before serving, adding additional water as needed if dry.

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  8. Transfer beans to a large bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro and serve with pickled onions.

  9. Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/05/bacon-simmered-pinto-beans#ixzz1LtakYutl

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Beans

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 118.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
364
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
181mg
8%
Potassium
1224mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
55.6g
19%
Dietary Fiber
13.5g
54%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
20.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 15% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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