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Spanish Rice and Beans with Bacon

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A perfect side dish to serve with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or any Mexican food you are craving."
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1 h 25 m servings 232
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Chop into bite-sized pieces. Discard half of the bacon grease left in the pan.
  2. Return the skillet to the stovetop and toss in bacon, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, diced onion, and cilantro. Stir in pinto beans. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended, about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat canola oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice and chopped onion and cook until rice is brown and onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups water and tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cover saucepan and cook until rice has absorbed the liquids, about 20 minutes. Stir in bacon mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 232 calories; 5.6 36.8 9.2 8 660 Full nutrition

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I did not change anything. But next time I will not cook the bacon/bean mixture as long because the beans get a little mushy. The taste was very good...not your momma's Spanish Rice!

This was excellent! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was the onion. I love onions but one chopped onion divided was plenty (probably even too much for most people) for 1 cup of rice. Ton...