Terry's Texas Pinto Beans


An old fashioned 'pot of beans' recipe. It starts with dry pinto beans, onion, and chicken broth. Add green chili salsa, jalapeno and cumin for the spicy kick.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dry pinto beans

  • 1 (29 ounce) can reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup green salsa

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • water, if needed


  1. Place the pinto beans in a large pot, and pour in the chicken broth. Stir in onion, jalapeno, garlic, salsa, cumin, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking 2 hours, stirring often, until beans are tender. Add water as needed to keep the beans moist.

    close up view of Pinto Beans garnished with salsa and fresh herbs on a white plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
1g Fat
38g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 610mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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