Texas Butter Recipe Pinto Beans Recipe

Pinto Beans Just Add Rice

A simple framework for some pintos you can trick out into borracho beans or as is. I use this base for red and butter beans. Hell, you could use almost any bean… Over some rice makes a meal in itself. I use can and dry beans depending on the situation. The recipe is for canned beans but for dry you're looking at about 1lb of them. Anyways too easy
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Cajun, Texan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 688kcal
Author Shawn



  • 75 oz pinto beans ='s 5 cans. Strained and washed with cold water.
  • 29 oz chicken broth ='s 2 cans
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 8 tsp garlic ='s 8 cloves, chopped
  • ½ lb bacon 1/2 pack of cheap
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper


The Build

  • Get a medium heat pan going.
  • Cut all bacon short ways ¼ inch
  • Cook bacon until almost crisp.
  • Strain bacon from grease into a bowl.
  • Take half the bacon grease and add it to a medium heated pot.
  • Throw in onions, garlic, and salt-n-pepper and cook till translucent.
  • Add beans and chicken broth and stir in.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes
  • Add stuff you like at the appropriate spot, or don’t.
  • Have fun with it and enjoy!


Serving: 355g | Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 1783mg | Fiber: 32g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 8mg