A perfect side dish to serve with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or any Mexican food you are craving.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

232 calories; protein 9.2g 19% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 660mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2019
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! Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2019
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2018
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. Tonight was the first night I had ever added bacon to Spanish rice. I actually made two different rice recipes that called for it so it must be more common that I would have thought. I'll be adding it every chance I get now. It was really good. I also liked the fact that this recipe incorporated the rice and beans all into one. The recipe didn't say to do so but I recommend draining your beans. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2020
Good recipe. But I agree with Souplovingnicole - too much onion. Read More
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