Pinto Bean Recipes

From vegetarian burritos to meaty chili, Pinto beans are an easy and inexpensive way to make a filling dinner. Browse over 250 Pinto bean recipes to enjoy.

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Polish Chili

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I received this recipe from my sister-in-law's friend and she is from Poland. It has fresh chilies and tomatoes, along with beef and polish sausage. This is a really good, different chili recipe.

One Pot Pinto Beans

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No need to soak these beans! Very simple. These pinto beans are somewhat like refried beans without the frying. They are creamy and easy to make in no time. No messy clean up with these beans

Yoyo's BBQ Beans

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This is a barbecued bean recipe I came up with on a whim thinking it would taste good. As it turns out, it tasted great!! My boyfriend ate more beans than BBQ!

Frijoles de Olla

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Pinto beans are cooked simply in this classic recipe. Make a batch for your next fiesta!

Buffy's Refried Beans

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These smooth and creamy beans make a tasty side for any Mexican dish.

Tex'n Melt'm

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Addictive refried bean, salsa and cheese melt. Perfect for baby showers and Football Sunday! Serve hot with corn chips.

Pammy's Slow Cooker Beans

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Delicious pinto bean recipe that does not include pork but still has an awesome flavor. My family loves it! Serve over hot cooked rice.

Fiesta Pita

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A very filling and delicious twist on a bean burrito.

Favorite Mexican Salad

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This has been a favorite since my childhood! I liked it before I even would eat salad! It's always a huge hit and goes especially great with outdoor gatherings (i.e grilling, barbeques, etc.). My husband and I often make a huge salad and split it for our dinner. It's very flavorful, filling, and colorful. I am often requested to bring this to gatherings with friends.

Rush Hour Refried Beans

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I love refried beans but don't always have the time to work with dried beans. This recipe uses canned beans and still tastes like I spent all day on it. Sometimes I crumble bacon on top of the finished product.

Quick and Easy Refried Beans

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When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

Just Like Wendy's® Chili

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After trying several clone recipes and adjusting them to my tastes, I've concocted what I think is the best clone. Serve topped with finely diced white onions and/or shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Mexican Lasagna Lite

"This is a great recipe that can easily be doubled or more to make a tasty dish to take to a potluck." – TINAMC28

Frijoles a la Charra

"Tried this recipe instead of my usual refried beans as a side dish to enchiladas; FANTASTIC!" – jodiek27

Funky Beans

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An old family classic from my great aunt. Easy and surprisingly delicious! Easy on the budget too! This is also a great recipe to play around with and perfect to your liking. Serve with cornbread.