A Dozen Ways to Have Pinto Beans for Dinner
Pinto beans are a must-have ingredient for lots of popular dishes, including refried beans, chili, or pintos with ham hocks. So whether you're wanting to whip up up a Southern dish, or head south of the border with your meal, we've got you covered. If your pantry has a few cans of pintos or a dried bag, you can find a way to use them with our 12 delicious pinto beans dinner recipes.
Beef, Bean, and Beer Chili
Seven Layer Tortilla Pie
"Looks like a pie, cuts like a pie, and tastes like a little bit of Southwestern heaven," says recipe creator KDCG.
Best-Ever Texas Caviar
Fresh and flavorful, this easy dip is a lighter way to serve pinto beans. Don't forget to have tortilla chips on-hand for dipping.
Quick and Easy Refried Beans
This recipe makes a lot of servings, so make sure you're feeding a group or get ready to freeze half for dinners down the road.
Frijoles a la Charra
This classic Mexican dish gets a depth of flavor from bacon, jalapeños, and a can of beer. Recipe creator KIM93306 says, "This recipe is great to serve along with enchiladas or to take to a barbecue or potluck."
"Very good, almost a one-pot complete meal," says reviewer Edie. "Kid-friendly, too."
Southern Ham and Brown Beans
Mexican Cornbread Salad
Vegetarian Tortilla Stew
No one will miss the meat in this hearty vegetarian stew. Beans and tortillas cook until tender in a tangy sauce. The secret ingredient to the broth? Green enchilada sauce.
Cauliflower Rice and Beans Fajita Bowls
Enjoy all the taste of a burrito bowl, but with a fraction of the carbs. Seasoned riced cauliflower makes a great rice alternative that pairs well with the pinto beans, fajita veggies, and cotija cheese.