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Stovetop Pinto Beans

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"We enjoy this dish throughout the year. When I take it to church suppers, I set some oven-fresh corn bread next to it...every morsel is gobbled up in no time!--Audary Blaxton, Decatur, Alabama"
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, tomatoes, salt and mustard; mix well. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until thickened.


  • You can substitute 1-1/2 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes for the canned tomatoes in Stovetop Pinto Beans.


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Great starting point to throw a quick dish together. I used green onions, some bell pepper, added some shredded carrots, added some chopped garlic, added some celery, threw in a little dried ...

This was SO simple to make. It tasted fine, but it seemed a little plain. We added a can of corn to it just to give it a little more oomph! It's still missing something...

So quick and easy, this was a winner! My husband loved it. I added red pepper and corn as well and served it over white rice w/ corn muffins. Delicious!

I also usually add a clove of Minced garlic and about 1 tsp or so of crushed red pepper to add some extra zing. Either way I make it, my boys love it and they're picky eaters!

I made this and thought it was quite bland. But, I served this over a bed of lettuce with Salsa as dressing and it was a wonderful tex-mex salad! I will probably add a taco type of seasoning to ...

This was a refreshingly, different, tasty side dish. I am always looking for ways to dress up standard dishes, like pinto beans, and this receipe did not disappoint. What's even more exciting is...

Similarly, mix a jar of salsa into some slightly mashed, canned, drained, pinto beans, heat with garlic and cumin, meatless version, or include browned ground beef.

The whole family enjoyed this recipe and it is very easy to make. I didn't change anything. Thanks!

Great dish!! Used larger 30 oz. can of beans and 1 can of regular diced tomatoes and 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, ground turkey, and nixed the ground mustard (didn't have any). A...