Mexican-Style Crockpot Beans Recipe

Pinto beans and silverware
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  • 9 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: serves 8 to 10
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Bring some Tex-Mex flavor to your table with these crockpot Mexican beans enhanced with tomatoes, garlic, and chili powder, along with bacon and Mexican seasonings. ​​For a side dish on taco Tuesday or another Mexican-inspired meal, these beans can also be partially mashed for a low-fat alternative to refried beans.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound pinto beans, soaked overnight then simmered until tender
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 pounds salt pork or bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

How to Make It

  1. Put all ingredients into CrockPot.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours, then low for 5 to 7 hours.  

If you prefer, these beans can be served as refried beans -- just mash partially before serving.